The admission process begins by learning about Waldorf education and our school. Please spend some time navigating through the various pages of this website. You can call our office and speak to our admissions director, if you prefer to learn through conversation. (703) 486-1309. Come to one of our enrollment events or call and schedule a tour. When you are ready to apply, you may download an application from the links at the bottom of this page. You may click here to fill out an inquiry form. We will get back to you within a few days.
Visiting the School
We encourage parents new to Waldorf education to attend an Observation Morning or an Information Evening, as well as to bring their children to our November or January Open Houses for a morning look at a Waldorf classroom. The dates of those events are below.
Observation mornings and Information evenings are an opportunity to learn about Waldorf education and Potomac Crescent Waldorf School and to get a glimpse into a Waldorf classroom. These events 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. Morning in the Grades is a chance to experience a Main Lesson as a grades student would. Given that observing the early childhood classes becomes a disruption to the students, Morning in the Early Childhood is meant to give you a glimpse of what your young child will be doing/experiencing in our Bluebird, Redbud and Oak Tree classes. With the exception of the Open House, we request an R.S.V.P. to these events and to please find child care. We want our prospective parents to fully experience what these opportunities have to offer.
Fall Information Evenings (Adults only please)
Monday, September 28th, 2015: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Monday, November 2nd, 2015: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Monday, December 7th, 2015: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Monday, February 1st, 2015: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Monday, April 4th, 2015: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Observation Mornings (Adults only please)
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015: 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015: 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015: 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2015: 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 5th, 2015: 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Morning in the Grades (Adults only please)
Saturday, November 7th, 2015: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Saturday, January 23rd, 2015: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Morning in Early Childhood (Adults only please)
2015 – 2016 dates to be determined.
Open House is a drop in event for the whole family. Teachers will have the classrooms set up and you can come interact with them and the classrooms. You can stay for a few minutes or as long as you’d like, doors are open from 10-11:30 a.m. No R.S.V.P. required.
Saturday, November 7th, 2015: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Saturday, January 23rd, 2015: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Schedule a Tour
If you wish to tour the school please contact us either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 703-486-1309.
Early Childhood applications are due January 30, 2016. 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. Grades applications are due by March 31, 2016. Any family wishing to apply for Tuition Assistance should get their applications in by February 2, 2016.
Submit an online application for our preschool, mixed age kindergarten and grades program here.
If you are interested in our Parent-Child class, we ask that you download the application here. Please fill it out and mail it to us at our address.
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. Online application sumissions include an application fee of $70.
Tuition Assistance Requests
Monday, February 2, 2016, is 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 2, 2016, 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.
Visit our links page to learn more about Waldorf Education!
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.