Steps Towards Admission at AWS

1. Tour our school 
This is a one-hour informational session designed to introduce you to Waldorf Education as it is carried out at AWS. You will hear about the trajectory of the curriculum from preschool through Grade 8 and have the opportunity to visit classrooms in session. Tours are offered every Tuesday at 9am. Please call the Office at 205-592-0541 to reserve your spot, or email Admissions Director Rachel Baay at

2. Application
Once you have toured the school, Admissions Director, Rachel Baay, will send you a link to complete an Application for Admission online at There is a $117 non-refundable, one-time fee that you will pay when you submit the application. This is also when you can apply for Financial Aid, by submitting the required supporting documentation and a $34 non-refundable, fee. See Application Deadlines 2015-16 for a list of application deadlines with corresponding start dates for the 2015-16 school year.

3. Classroom Observation (1 to 5 days)
This is when the student visits the prospective classroom to participate in the Waldorf school. The child and teacher have the opportunity to ensure the class is a good fit. If it is not a fit, the Admissions Director or observing teacher will let the parent/guardian know. If the observation goes well, the Admissions Director will contact the parent to set up a parent-teacher interview. 

4. Parent Interview
The teacher and parent will meet to discuss classroom expectations and school policies, with special attention to our policies about limiting screen time at home and our healthy foods and dress policies at school. Any questions or concerns may be addressed at this time to ensure the school is indeed a good fit for the prospective family.

5. Enrollment Contract
If your child is accepted, you will be asked to complete on-line registration and payment of a non-refundable Registration Fee of $156 through TADS. In the case of a full class, your name will be placed on a waiting list, and we will notify you as soon as space in the program becomes available. 

Students may not begin classes until the entire financial aid process is complete and the final tuition amount is determined.

If you have questions about admissions, please contact Rachel Baay at or call 205.592.0541.