The application process begins with learning about Waldorf education and our school. If you have not yet received an application packet, you may download one by clicking the link below, or you may request one from the school by either emailing us or calling the school at 703.486.1309.
Visiting the School
We encourage parents new to Waldorf education to attend an
Observation Morning as well as to bring their children to our January Open House for a morning in a Waldorf classroom. We also offer a Morning in the Grades for adults only for families considering our grades program. The dates of those events are below.
Observation mornings are an opportunity to learn a little bit about Waldorf education and Potomac Crescent Waldorf School and to get a glimpse of a Waldorf classroom. The morning will include an introduction, a question and answer period, and a tour of the school, including brief visits to both our grades and early childhood classrooms. We do request an R.S.V.P. to these events and ask that parents find child care.
Observation morning: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 8:30 – 10 a.m. (adults only please)
If you wish to tour the school, talk with our enrollment coordinator prior to applying to the school, please contact the school either by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 703.486.1309.
Still accepting applications:
Applications were due in February. We continue to accept applications through out the Spring and Summer. Some of our classes are full and some are still filling up. We keep an active wait list to accommodate late applicants as spaces open up.
After submitting your application, the teacher of the class will contact you to learn more about the child and the family. Enrollment decisions take about a month to process. Once a decision has been made, parents will receive a letter from the school indicating their child’s placement for the coming year. After the first decision date, we accept and enroll children on a rolling basis as space permits. Applications should include a one-time fee of $50.
There is an Orientation for New Families on April 29, 2013 and June 10th, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A summary of the 2013-14 annual tuition is below:
- Parent-Child Program-Session I (September – December): $1000
- Parent-Child Program-Session II (January – May): $1,400
- 2-Day Kindergarten: $4,200
- 3-Day Kindergarten: $6,200
- 5-Day Kindergarten: $9,700
- Early Childhood Afternoon Program: $120.00 per each afternoon enrolled per month
- Grades 1, 2 and 3: $14,100
- Grades Afternoon Program: $120.00 per month
- Summer Program: $250 per each week enrolled
At the time of acceptance, a registration fee is required to hold a space for the child in the class. The registration fee is deducted from the annual tuition, and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Tuition Assistance Requests
Friday, February 1, 2013, is also the date by which tuition assistance request applications need to be completed with The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) . You will need to know our school code: 2937. An objective and confidential assessment of family need is returned to the school’s tuition assistance committee. Award amounts are mailed to families with their enrollment decision. Tuition assistance is available in limited amounts from the school budget and through the generosity of donors. Applicants filing after February 1, 2013, may find that all available funds have been awarded. It is our hope that anyone desiring Waldorf education will not allow financial constraints to prevent application to the school.
The application materials for the 2013-14 school year are available below:
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Web sites offering more information about Waldorf education and suggested readings can be found on our links page.
Located in the northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is an independent kindergarten and grade school offering a Waldorf curriculum true to the principles of Rudolph Steiner’s educational philosophies of experiential learning and age-appropriate activities that foster a lifelong love of learning.