IMPORTANT UPDATE: Waldorf School Of Bend Status
In accordance with Executive Order 20-12, and in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Education – Early Learning Division, Waldorf School of Bend has been designated as an Emergency Child Care Facility (ECCF). While non-ECCFs have been ordered to close, Waldorf School of Bend will remain open.
Please contact our Interim Director, Nate Brocious for more information. WSB's being open and in-person is only applicable to certain programs so please reach out to find out what this could mean for your child. Please go to our Operational Blueprint page for more information on WSB's response to the pandemic.
Nate Brocious: email@example.com
We believe a Waldorf education is one of the most important investments you can make in your child’s formative years.
“The task of education is no longer integrating the child into society in such a way that it receives its further formation from society. Today it is the contrary which is important: the child seeks an education which makes it possible to allow its own forces, the source of new development possibilities, to flow into our existing society.” - Rudolf Steiner
Waldorf education is not limited to what happens in the classroom. The child’s environment includes the larger school community. It is essential that all aspects of the school community operate out of the same spiritual and social understanding that underlies the education. The health of the school depends on each individual and group working with the school as a living whole.
We are truly grateful for the opportunity to provide Waldorf education in Central Oregon, and to witness our students transforming into powerful citizens. Click below to schedule a tour, or visit one of our open houses or parent enrichment events. We look forward to welcoming new families to our growing school!
A note on special learning needs: the curriculum offered at WSB embraces many learning modalities and styles. However, it is not tailored to accommodate children who have special learning needs. While the creative and nurturing atmosphere of our classrooms may provide positive experiences for some children with special needs, WSB currently has neither the services, nor trained personnel required to serve a child with special learning needs. As with all of our enrollments at WSB, we look at each student application and family on a case by case and are happy to discuss any items you may have concerns about.
WSB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, income, marital status or sexual orientation in the administration of our educational policies, admissions or Board membership policies, financial programs and other school-administrated programs.
Applying to Waldorf School of Bend
Enrollment at Waldorf School of Bend is ongoing throughout the year for all our programs where space is still available. If you would like more information on our programs, please fill out our online inquiry form or contact our Admissions Director, Rachel Caldwell.
Download applications, teacher recommendation forms and transcript release forms:
- Early Childhood Application
- Grades – Jr. High Application
- Student Participation Application Grades 6-8
- Early Childhood Teacher Recommendation Form
- Teacher Recommendation Form Grades/Jr. High
- Student Records Release
New Nursery School for two year olds! Enrollment is now open for our Nursery School opening in January 2020. To apply for this program, please click the application link here: EC Nursery-Application
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to attend a tour or open house and review our PARENT HANDBOOK prior to submitting an application. If you would like us to mail you a full enrollment package or if you have any questions, please call 541-330-8841 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Fees
Choosing a school for your child is a significant decision. We believe a Waldorf education is one of the most important investments you can make in your child’s formative years. Our tuition and fees are strategically structured to attract and retain a diverse population so that our community can be as enriching as the education we provide. Payment plans and tuition assistance are available to support your enrollment process.
Tuition Affordability Program
The Waldorf School of Bend's Tuition Affordability Program is a way of attempting to work out of the original impulse of Waldorf education by making this education accessible to all families who value it. Through this accessible program, the acceptance of a child into the school does not depend on the financial resources of the child’s family.