Admission Procedure

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 Jenna Martin, 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 Admissions Inquiry Form online. 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 House 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. We do request an R.S.V.P. to these events and ask that parents find child care. These are adult only events.

Information Evenings:  (adults only please)

Monday, September 23, 2013, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, December 16, 2013, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Observation Mornings:   (adults only please)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 8:45 – 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:45 – 10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:45 – 10 a.m.

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.

Open House Dates:

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Schedule a Tour: If you wish to tour the school please contact Jenna either by email at jenna@potomaccrescentschool.org or by telephone at 703-486-1309.

 Applications: 

Applications are due January 31, 2014 . 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 include an application fee of $50.

There is a required Orientation for New Families happening April 28, 2014 and June 9, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New families should plan to attend one of these.

Annual Tuition

A summary of the 2014-15 annual tuition is here

Tuition Assistance Requests

Monday, February 3, 2014, 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 3, 2014, 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.

Application Downloads

The application materials for the 2014-15 school year are available below:

Program and Age Guidelines

Tuition for 2014-2015

Application for Early Childhood Programs

Application for Grades Admission (part 1)

Grades Transcript Request (part 2)

Grades Application Teacher Recommendation (part 3)

(You will need Adobe Reader in order to view these documents)

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.