From Heather Stewart, Director of Admissions
Dear Families and Students,
Thank you for your interest in Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay! I’ve been both a parent and a teacher in Waldorf Schools and joined the Waldorf High School in January 2020. I am a musician and have taught in private, public and international schools. The Waldorf philosophy connects with all of my interests: the arts, yoga, love of nature and the outdoors, travel and adventure, and most importantly, my lifelong calling to contribute to making the world a more peaceful place, especially for children.
We are a small and diverse Waldorf school for students in grades 9 - 12. We provide a well-rounded and wholesome education with a focus on rigorous academics, creativity, and connection to nature. Our school environment is nurturing and relaxed, encouraging the individual to align to one’s true self while providing an intellectual and artistic foundational curriculum that sparks and supports the gifts and strengths of each unique student.
Our aim for the application process is to be a welcoming and positive opportunity for students and families to learn about our school and Waldorf education. Our selection process is based on providing the best educational experience for all students while building a community that is kind, diverse, innovative and creative. Our application process includes a school visit and creative writing and art prompts.
Timeline for Admissions
We begin accepting applications in the fall (2021) for the next school year (2022-2023).
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due by February 1, 2022. After this deadline, we will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis until each grade is full.
February 1, 2022 Applications due
April 1, 2022 Decisions returned
April 15, 2022 Deposits due
We do not have an application fee, and we do not require standardized testing as part of the application process. Applicants will receive a decision within 2-4 weeks of applying, or by April 1st.
Transferring to Waldorf High School
Our small and nurturing environment also makes mid-year transitions possible, so please get in touch with us if you are interested in transferring to WHS for the current school year.
Inquire about applying
If you are considering applying, we would love to get to know you! Please call 617-489-6600 or submit an inquiry form to connect with our admissions team.
Get to know us
The best way to get a sense of our school is to visit and meet with Cedar Oliver, our School Director. We offer tours with pandemic protocols in place. We welcome interested students and families to tour our building and as part of the application process, we invite prospective families to connect with our school community through conversations with current and alumni families. Learn more about visiting here.
Completing the Application
You can apply online or use our paper forms. Our application gives students and families opportunities to tell us about themselves so we can understand each prospective student as a unique individual. After we receive your application, we will arrange meetings with faculty and current students to continue the process.
We recognize that private school tuition is a significant financial commitment, and keeping our exceptional education accessible to families of all income levels is a fundamental value of our school. Our Tailored Tuition program aims to make school affordable for all families.
Contact me at any time to learn more about Waldorf High School, either by phone, 617-489-6600, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Director of Admissions