Admissions Process

Priority Enrollment for the '23-'24 school year opens January 16, 2023

BEGIN THE JOURNEY

Below you will see the specific steps necessary to apply, organized based on the child’s stage of development. You may submit an application at any time during the school year. We have an open enrollment policy, which means that when space becomes available, the school will immediately fill it from the waiting pool.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS OVERVIEW

ADMISSIONS PROCESS VARY BY PROGRAM:

Admissions- Parent-Child Classes

We are full for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Please inquire to be added to our interest list for future offerings. 2022-23 session dates will be shared in April.

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Read more about our Outdoor Parent-Child Classes

Admissions - Nursery and Kindergarten

 

  1.  Inquiry
  2. Application – submitted in TADS under Admissions, $50 application fee. 
      • See our Age Eligibilities to ensure you apply for the appropriate class. 
      • Submit your application between February 16 – March 15 for Priority Consideration.
      • Note:  If the class to which you apply is full, your application will join the Wait Pool.  Admissions will continue once a space opens.
  3. Meeting – between the teacher and parents.
  4. School Visit 
      • The prospective student comes for a classroom visit with one parent. 
      • By April 20th families will be notified of acceptance.   

Admissions - Grades 1-8

  1.  Inquiry
      • Attend an Open House or Admissions Information Session for Grades 1-8 to learn about AWS. 
  2. Application – submitted in TADS under Admissions, $50 application fee. 
      • See our Age Eligibilities to ensure you apply for the appropriate class. 
      • Submit your application between February 16 – March 15 for Priority Consideration.
      • Note:  If the class to which you apply is full, your application will join the Wait Pool.  Admissions will continue once a space opens.
  3. Meeting – between the teacher and parents.
  4. School Visit 
    • Grades 2-8:  The prospective student comes for a three-day trial.
    • Grade 1: First-grade applicants complete a Readiness Assessment with our Educational Support Director and meet individually with the teacher.

     By April 20, most* families will be notified of acceptance.   *By May 1, First Grade families will be notified of acceptance; this delay allows for 1st Grade Readiness Assessments

    ENROLLMENT:

    ENROLLMENT

     

    1. Enrollment Agreement– completed through TADS
      • An email from TADS will share enrollment instructions with the family if the child is accepted. 
      • Complete the Enrollment Registration (in TADS under Enrollment).
      • Pay the Enrollment Fee (in TADS under Enrollment)
        • Bridge – $200,
        • Nursery – $400,
        • Kindergarten & Grades – $500

    TUITION ASSISTANCE (When Applicable)

    • Apply for Tiered Tuition  (through TADS under Financial Aid.)
    • You may also submit this earlier.  ($42 fee.)

    TUTION AGREEMENT

    • Sign the Tuition Agreement: emailed to you, sign in TADS under Agreements.
    Priority Enrollment for the '23-'24 school year opens January 16, 2023

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    Educating the whole child, in mind, body, and spirit,  

    for a life of continuous learning

    and meaningful engagement with the world.

    Grades Location

    376 Hendersonville Road

    Asheville, NC 28803

    Grades Location

    376 Hendersonville Road

    Asheville, NC 28803

    ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL

    Main office: 828.575.2557

    Email: info@ashevillewaldorf.org

    EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPUS

    89 Old Candler Town Road
    Candler, NC 28715

    ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL

    Main office: 828.575.2557

    Email: info@ashevillewaldorf.org

    GRADES CAMPUS

    376 Hendersonville Road
    Asheville, NC 28803

    NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

    The Asheville Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin in its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

    FOUNDED IN 2010 | ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF AWSNA, AND WECAN | PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 8