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The Denver Waldorf School welcomes international students from around the world during their high school years. Take a look at the countries our students have come from:

Argentina  |  Australia  |  Brazil  |  Cameroon  |  China  |  Colombia  |  Croatia  |  England  |  Germany

Iran  |  Italy  |  Kazakhstan  |  Korea  |  Kuwait  |  Romania  |  Saudi Arabia  |  Spain  |  Vietnam

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The Waldorf education system is an international system with more than 1,000 schools worldwide – there is a Waldorf school on every continent. We strongly encourage prospective families to research the Waldorf curriculum, as our teaching methods and mission are different than many current American public or private independent schools.

International students appreciate the intimate size of our high school, the inclusive culture and our excellent teachers and curriculum.

The Denver Waldorf School is an approved SEVIS school and is authorized to help facilitate the process of obtaining F-1 visas and I-20s once a student has been accepted to our school.



DWS does not provide housing for international students.


Prefer an Exchange Student Experience?

If you are interested in coming to our high school through a short-term cultural exchange, please see our Exchange Student Admissions page instead.

Learn more about The Denver Waldorf School!

Submit the form below to request more information from Admissions Manager Brooke Camfield.


  • Our high school program is open to degree-seeking, full-time students in grades 9 through 12.
  • International students may come at the beginning of the school year in August or mid-year in January.
  • To achieve the maximum benefit, we prefer that students attend a minimum of one school year.
  • Proof of international health insurance required at time of enrollment.
  • Proof of housing and guardian arrangements required at time of enrollment.
  • Immunization records – must be translated into English and must list date (month/day/year) of each vaccine.
  • Students are asked to compile and share a portfolio of academic and artistic work.
  • DWS requires a Skype interview during which students are assessed for their ability to communicate in English.  We do not require you take the TOEFL.
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) classes.
  • All student records must be translated to English at time of enrollment.
  • Students are responsible for application fee, registration fee, visa fee, tuition, travel expenses and any expenses associated with extracurricular programs such as sports and clubs.


Enrollment Steps

  1. Complete application, provide letters of recommendation, medical forms and copy of birth certificate
  2. Skype interview with student, parents, High School Chair.
  3. Acceptance or recommend another option.
  4. Review, sign and return contract, pay registration fee.
  5. Move forward with VISA application.
  6. Once VISA granted, pay full tuition.
  7. Provide proof of housing arrangements along with form signed by student’s family granting host family parental authority.
  8. Enroll in classes, receive schedule.