I am deeply grateful for Waldorf education, which woke me up and helped me rediscover my imagination.
— Michael Ende, Author: "The Neverending Story", former Waldorf student

Currently enrolling for 2017-18 - PreK - 6th grade!


Start the enrollment process with these 6 steps:

Step 1:  Fill out the inquiry form.

STEP 2:  Request an application.

An application and information packet can be mailed to you by calling the school at 707-485-8719, or emailing enroll@mendocinowaldorf.org.  You can also download the application as you will see in Step 3.

STEP 3: Submit your application.

Submit your application, $50 application fee, and student evaluation form (for grades and kindergarten children) to the school. 

Applications, forms and fees may be mailed to:

PO Box 349
Calpella, CA 95418

Waiting for an application in the mail can take time.  If you are interested in downloading and printing your own application packets, below are PDFs of everything you need to submit:


Confidential student evaluation form - Kindergarten

Confidential student evaluation form - 1st Grade

Confidential student evaluation form - Grades 2-8

Student School Records Release

STEP 4: Attend a School Tour and/or Morning Roses Event.

Tours are offered by special appointment from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on a weekday morning, and are for adults only.

Morning Roses: An Introduction to Waldorf Preschool and Kindergarten is a great event to bring your young child to and experience the wonder and magic of a Waldorf early childhood education.  These events are offered on several Saturday mornings throughout the year from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Rain Tenaqiya, Enrollment Coordinator at enroll@mendocinowaldorf.org, call 707-485-8719 ext. 2# or fill out an inquiry form.

STEP 5: Attend a Meet and Greet.

Parents and children in all age groups will be invited to attend a Meet and Greet with their prospective teachers.  These meetings are an opportunity to ask the teacher questions related to your child’s potential program.  Teachers use this opportunity to meet and assess your child.

STEP 6: Invitation to Enroll and Enrollment.

Following the Meet and Greet, a decision to accept the child will be made by the faculty and Admissions staff.  An invitation will be communicated to the parents with an explanation of the Enrollment Process.  More information about the two-step Enrollment Process can be found on the Tuition page.

We look forward to hearing from you.