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

Apply and enroll for 2019-2020

Preschool - 8th grade!


The Waldorf School of Mendocino County (WSMC) staff welcomes and meets with prospective families to ensure a good fit for our school and to assist teachers in providing an education appropriate to each student. 

Our Enrollment Coordinator, Emily Rose Smith, cheerfully guides families in two parts:

  1. Getting to know the school and how to apply.

  2. Accepting an enrollment invitation and how to enroll your child(ren). 

Please feel welcome to contact Emily Rose with any questions you may have by emailing enroll@mendocinowaldorf.org or calling 707-485-8719 ext. 2#.


1. submit an inquiry form.

Interested in our school? Great! Please tell us more by filling in the inquiry form. Thank you!

2. Attend a School Tour, OPEN HOUSE, or Morning Roses Event.

  • Tours are offered by special appointment from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday mornings, and are for adults only. Call our Enrollment Coordinator, Emily Rose Smith, to register or to arrange another time.

  • Open House is offered two to three times yearly in the morning and evening. This is a wonderful time for prospective families to experience a broad introduction to our school.

  • 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, visit our Morning Roses page.

3. APPLY to the Waldorf School of Mendocino COuntY.

After submitting an inquiry form and speaking with our Enrollment Coordinator you will be emailed a link to fill out our application.

  1. Submit an inquiry form.

  2. Follow instructions emailed to you to fill out the Application.

  3. Please pay your $50 application fee online using the above button. You may also drop off or mail in the application fee via credit card, cash, or check payable to the Waldorf School of Mendocino County. The contact page lists our street and mailing addresses.

4. Attend a Meet and Greet.

After receiving completed application and fee:

Parents (and Early Childhood Program children) 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 and for teachers to observe your child.  These observations inform further conversations and help teachers know where a student will be best placed.

Visiting days (grades only) provide a chance for students to experience a class beforehand and give teachers an additional opportunity to meet and observe your child.


1. Enrollment

Following the Meet and Greet, a decision to accept or decline your child will be made by the Faculty and Admissions staff.  An invitation to enroll will be emailed to the parents with an explanation of next steps.

2. online contract and first month’s tuition.

Once an online enrollment contract is signed, please pay your child’s first month’s tuition online using the applicable button below. You may also drop off or mail in the application fee via credit card, cash, or check payable to WSMC. The contact page lists our street and mailing addresses.

Required Paperwork for Admission

You will need to provide documentation and complete all forms before your student can attend school.

  1. Immunization Documentation

    WSMC complies with California state laws governing immunizations. This means that new students and students entering a new grade span (K-6th and 7th-12th) must be fully immunized in accordance with SB 277, OR have a signed Permanent Medical Exemption (PME). Please call the Office Coordinator, Jennifer (707-485-8719), if you have any questions or need support. We are happy to help.

  2. Back to School Forms

    These forms will be available through the Parent Portal. You will be sent an email with instructions and a link.

  3. Early Childhood Licensed Program Forms (Preschool and Kindergarten)

    These forms are available in the Office.

  4. Student Evaluation Forms (Kindergarten and Grades Children)

    Confidential student evaluation form - Kindergarten

    Confidential student evaluation form - 1st Grade

    Confidential student evaluation form - Grades 2-8

  5. Records Release

    Student School Records Release

We look forward to WELCOMING you!