Application Process

We welcome inquiries from parents and families wishing to learn more about the South Shore Waldorf School. The following application process is designed to help families understand what the school brings to their children, and how they can support their children’s education at the South Shore Waldorf School.

 STEP 1: Complete an Application

You may pick up an application form at the school, or download it from the website. The completed form is returned to the Enrolment Coordinator along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Parents are also asked to provide school records, reports, and other assessments that may be relevant to the acceptance of the child into the school or kindergarten at this time or bring them along to the interview.

STEP 2: Attend a Tour or Open House

Tours are scheduled as required, please call for available appointments at 902-624-0874. We typically provide a brief presentation about Waldorf education and the South Shore Waldorf School, look into classrooms while students are working and answer your questions. Further reference information will be available at this tour.

An Open House provides an opportunity to see work done by South Shore Waldorf School students, talk to teachers and visit our school grounds.

STEP 3: Meeting with the Class Teacher

The class teacher will arrange for an interview with you and your child. At the South Shore Waldorf School we recognize that individual children develop at different paces and the teacher will therefore carry out an assessment at the same time to determine the proper placement. Interviews for summer applications will be subject to teacher availability in the summer break.

The parents will be informed within two weeks whether the child has been accepted. Should there not be a current opening in the appropriate class, your child’s name will be added to the waiting list. Names remain on the waiting list until the next academic year.

STEP 4: Student Visits the Class

After the interview, students applying to Grades 1-7 will be invited to visit the class for 1-3 days. They will have the opportunity to experience school days with their peers at South Shore Waldorf School and the teacher will have the opportunity to see the child at work in the class.

STEP 5: Acceptance, Registration and Contract

Once the student has been accepted by the teacher, the Enrolment Coordinator will contact and provide a registration package to the family. Depending on the time of year, the family will have one to two weeks to return the completed registration package and submit the registration fee. A closing meeting with the Finance Committee will be scheduled to review the contract and address any financial questions. At this time, the balance of the tuition or post-dated cheques is required. Students may attend classes as arranged with the class teacher, once the registration form and fee are returned to the school.