Admissions & Tuition

SEE OUR SCHOOL IN ACTION

We welcome your visit to the Waldorf School of Bend! Experience our morning rhythm, and visit a main lesson in each grade. After your classroom visits, we are here to discuss Waldorf philosophy, answer questions, and explore whether the Waldorf approach is a fit for your child and your family. Because we visit classes in session, adults only please. There are other opportunities for your children to visit at our Open Houses. We have ongoing enrollment, based on availability, throughout the school year. Our next open house is Tuesday, March 10th at 5pm. RSVP today!

For more information about admission to the Waldorf School of Bend, please click here. 

Beginning in autumn, scheduled tours are held on each Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30. Tours alternate between our grades and early childhood programs. Call Sarah Rucker, Admissions Director, at 541-330-8841 to reserve your spot.

Admissions

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.  The best way to get to know us is to visit. 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, Sarah Rucker. srucker@bendwaldorf.com or 541-330-8841.

Click here to download the Admissions Process.

Download applications, teacher recommendation forms and transcript release forms:

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

Parent Toddler Program registration is open for 2019-20 sessions. Click here to download the registration form. For more information about our Chickadee classes click here. Please contact us regarding availability.

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 srucker@bendwaldorf.com.

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.