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Apply to WHS

Thank you for your interest in applying to Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay. We are looking for students who want to be engaged in the learning process, who learn through experiencing phenomena, who thrive in diversity, who value strong relationships with classmates and teachers, who have questions, who work hard, who want to challenge themselves, who value independence and self-reliance, community and service, and who want an academically vigorous, socially relevant and artistically creative experience that will prepare them not only for college but also for life. 

Application Checklist:

  • Student Application completed and submitted
  • Parent Application completed and submitted
  • Transcript release submitted for past three years of school work
  • English Teacher Evaluation
  • Math Teacher Evaluation
  • Current School Official Recommendation
  • Additional testing, i.e. neuropsych
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50, payable to "Waldorf high School"
  • Non-refundable application fee of $200 for international students, payable to "Waldorf High School"
  • Student visit and interview with faculty member
  • Parent interview with Mara White, Director of School
The admissions process requires prospective students to spend a morning shadowing one of our students. Visits begin in mid-October. Contact Admissions Director Tuija Voutilainen Lynch to schedule a visit, 617-489-6600 or 
Student Visit: We ask that visiting students arrive at our school by 8:45 am to check-in with the main office and meet their shadow buddy. Next, students will attend Main lesson, the first class of the day, which begins at 8:50 am and ends at 10:25 am. Visiting students then attend a skill-building or track class, such as American Studies, English or Spanish. Students will also participate in a brief interview with a faculty member during their visit. 
Parent interviews: Parent interviews with the school director are scheduled when a complete application is received.  If the complete application is in hand, parents are scheduled to meet with the school director at 11:30 am. (If not, the parent interview will be scheduled for a later time, after the application is received.) The visit concludes at noon.
Application Deadlines: WHS begins accepting applications in the fall. The priority deadline for receiving applications is January 31. Applicants are notified mid-March of the decision. After this date, the school continues to accept applications on a rolling admissions basis. When your application is complete, you may expect to receive a decision within two weeks.
Application Forms: Below you will find the application forms which you may download and send to the Admissions Office. The application has a questionnaire for parents to fill out; students complete a series of short-answer questions and are required to submit an essay, which consists of one question which they answer from their imagination, and a drawing of a human being. (The purpose of the essay and drawing is to understand the student on a level one does not discover on a standardized test).  WHS will request official transcripts from the applicant's school. Parents are asked to obtain math and English evaluations from the applicant's current teachers and have them mailed directly to the Admissions Office. No entry exam is required. WHS learns much more from the student's own sense of themselves as expressed in the application, the interview, and teacher recommendations.
Please send completed application materials to:
Admissions Office
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay
160 Lexington Street
Belmont, MA 02478 
Admission is open to all qualified students based upon review of academic transcripts, personal interviews, and faculty recommendations. Waldorf High School operates in a non-discriminatory way, without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national or ethnic origin.

Application for Admission