Admissions

We welcome applicants who have a variety of talents and interests and who are interested in a rigorous but flexible college preparatory education that balances academic, artistic, social, and practical work. We welcome you to visit our school at any time and we encourage you to schedule a visiting day before applying.

Berkshire Waldorf High School’s admissions process is designed to support our faculty in crafting well-balanced classes from a pool of qualified applicants. We are committed to remaining a small high school with a low student-teacher ratio. We strongly recommend applicants apply by the initial application deadline.

The timeline for admission for the 2015-16 school year is:

Application Deadline: January 30
Notification Date: March 10
Admitted Students Response Deadline: April 10

Applications and all other required admission documents should be in our office by January 30, 2015. This will give us time to review applications, set-up interviews, and organize any needed assessments. Applications received after the priority deadline of January 30 will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis. Applicants who complete and submit all the necessary requirements by the priority deadline will receive an admission decision by March 10, 2015.

School Visit

All prospective students are welcome to visit Berkshire Waldorf High School for a one or two day visit. Students may choose to visit prior to formally applying or as part of the overall admissions process.

To Apply

To begin the application process, please complete and submit the following documents directly to Berkshire Waldorf High School:

Please give the following reference forms to those you choose:

Interviews and Assessments

Once all required documents are received, we will contact you to arrange an interview and, when necessary, math and English assessments.

 

Homeschool Opportunities

Did you know that homeschool students can take courses at our school?

We offer year-long courses in Spanish, German, math, and English, and intensive seminar blocks in science, history and geography, literature, and math.

If you’re interested:

  • FIND the course(s) you would like to take. These are listed on the “Curriculum” page of this website. (Course offerings may change without notice. Call the school for the most up-to-date information and for course schedules and calendars.)
  • CONTACT us to arrange an assessment and interview. If your age and ability match our mission to educate adolescents who are interested in serious study but who have a broad range of backgrounds and talents, we will admit you.
  • ENROLL. Course fees depend on course length, but average around $2,000 for a year-long study and $500 for a seminar.

For more information about the admissions process or request an admissions packet in the mail, contact Tracy Fernbacher, Admissions Director, at admissions@waldorfhigh.org or (413) 298-3800.