At Asheville Waldorf School our students’ overall health is always a priority and concern. Like all public and private schools in NC, our school follows immunization requirements put in place by the North Carolina State Board of Education. As an associate member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and like all other Waldorf Schools, we are compliant with national, state and local laws. We also recognize that a parent’s decision to immunize their children happens before they enter school. At Asheville Waldorf School we support our families, we love our students, we love our city and we are grateful for our community.
REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR PROGRAM:
The State requires all students to be immunized before attending school. It also requires schools to submit immunization records to the state for tracking. Families who have not submitted immunization records by the 30th day of instruction will be excluded from school.
All children in North Carolina are required to be vaccinated against:
You can find the immunization schedule for children and a catch-up immunization schedule for children and adolescents here:
The CDC also recommends children be vaccinated against the following diseases, although immunization against these diseases is not required for children in North Carolina:
In North Carolina, vaccination records are checked when a child is enrolled in a childcare facility or school. Children are not allowed to attend school (whether public, private, or religious) or a childcare facility unless they have received all required immunizations appropriate for their age.
The state does allow for medical and religious exemptions. For the state’s exemption policy and forms, please go to:
In addition to the immunizations required at school entry, rising 7th graders need the following vaccines:
Tdap – Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) – 1 dose
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) – 1 dose
For more information on the immunization statutes, please go to:
AWS honors each family’s decision, but we will also meet our social and civic responsibility to the community. The Buncombe County Board of Health has broad power to control communicable diseases under both North Carolina general statutes and the administrative code. In particular, state and county public health officials have the right to exclude unvaccinated students from the school during the outbreak of a highly contagious disease. During an outbreak of certain communicable diseases, they may ask parents who have not shown proof of vaccination to vaccinate, show proof that their child is immune to the virus, or stay away from the school.
Questions may be directed to Anne Asplin, Interim Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL
531 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Main office: 828.575.2557