Thank you for your interest in Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay. WHS is an alternative to the high stress, high pressure high school education. At WHS students thrive in an environment where they have a community of friends and teachers interested and involved in their progress and success. WHS students excel both academically and socially in our supportive and nurturing learning environment.
One of the best ways to learn about WHS is to attend an Information Session
. During these sessions for students and parents you will observe our teachers teaching classes and the engagement of our students in their learning. You will attend a Q & A with our school director, Mara White, and Chuck Claus, our math, science and music teacher and our students.
Prospective students are also invited to spend a morning shadowing a student in the grade they are applying for. Visits begin at 8:30 am with a brief orientation about the day. Main lesson (the first class of the day) begins at 8:45 am and ends at 10:20 am. Visiting students also attend a track class which could be math, American studies, English or Spanish, followed by a conversation with a faculty member. Parents meet with Mara White, Administrative Director at 11:30 am. The visit concludes at noon.
Our application is designed to give you lots of opportunities to tell us about yourselves, both student and parent. Please note that we do not require standardized testing as part of the application process because we feel that the application, student and parent interviews, recommendations and school transcripts give us a very complete picture of the applicant.
We award financial aid to help qualifying families with the cost of tuition. Currently, almost forty percent of our families are receiving aid.
I know that the process of choosing a high school can be challenging as well as exciting. I am here to answer questions and address concerns. You may contact me either by phone, 617-489-6600, or email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Susan L. Morris
Waldorf high school graduates think for themselves and value the opportunity to translate their new ideas into practice. they both value and practice livelong learning and have a highly developed sense for aesthetics. Waldorf high school graduates value lasting human relationships -- they seek out opportunities to be of help to other people. Waldorf high school graduates are guided by an inner moral compass that helps them navigate the trials and temptations of professional and private life. They carry high ethical principles into their chosen professions.