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 2018-2019

Preschool - 7th grade!


The enrollment process at The Waldorf School of Mendocino county ensures that prospective families are a good fit for our school and assists teachers in providing an education appropriate to each student.  Enrollment at WSMC is continuous through 8th Grade graduation once a contract is signed. 

Read Continuous Enrollment FAQ's here: 


Enrollment of a new student typically takes at least two to three weeks from the time a family fills out an inquiry form.    Our Enrollment Coordinator  is in close contact with families throughout this process.   The more time and focus a family has for the process the quicker it goes.  Enrollment steps may include the following:

Step 1:  submit an inquiry form.

STEP 2: Attend a School Tour and/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 to register or to arrange another time (707-485-8719 ext. 2#).

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 3:  submit an online application.

There are a few steps to submitting an online application:

  1. Submit an inquiry.

  2. After submitting the inquiry form - click Create New Account.

  3. You will receive an email with a sign up link to create a new user.

  4. Click Sign Up.

  5. Make up your own login and password, or setup a one-click login with Facebook or Google.

  6. Click to continue to the Application Form

  7. Add application

  8. You'll have to "Claim" the form to begin filling it in.

9. Mail in or drop off your $50 application fee. You may also pay the fee online here.

10. Submit student evaluation form (for grades and kindergarten-aged children) to the school.

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 Meet and Greet.

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.

STEP 5: 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 next steps in the Enrollment Process. 

Step 6:  Submit an online contract and pay first's months tuition.

Step 7:  Completed Enrollment and Admission to the school.

To complete enrollment, you will need to provide immunization documentation and completion of school enrollment forms before your student can attend school.


We look forward to hearing from you