Apply to the Vancouver Waldorf School

Choosing a school is a very important decision in a family’s life. Our admissions process is designed to give you as much information as you need to make an informed decision about enrolling your children in the Vancouver Waldorf School. It is as important for us to know who you are and what you are looking for in a school, as it is for you to know who we are and what Waldorf education is about.

In addition to the information offered on our website, we also offer information sessions, open houses, and tours throughout the year. Please visit the Tours & Open Houses page for the next available session. You are also welcome to contact us directly to arrange an individual tour, or to request an information package.

Application Process

To begin the application process, please complete our online Enrollment Inquiry and submit the following documentation:

  • copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • report cards for the past two years (if applying to grades 1 -12)

Please note the following age limits:
Preschool:  Age 3 by June 1
Kindergarten: Age 5 by December 31
First grade: Age 6 by June 1

Click here for International High School Students.

Once we have received your completed Admissions Inquiry and accompanying documentation, and if space in class has been determined, the Admissions Coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview with the following goals:

  • for you and your child to meet the teacher
  • assess our ability to meet the needs of your child
  • determine the level of fit with our educational approach and curriculum

Your child will then be invited to visit their potential new class for up to three days.

A non-refundable Admission Fee of $200 per student ($350 for international students) is required for all new applicants and is due at the time of the interview/class visit.

Once acceptance is confirmed, the Admissions Coordinator will schedule an appointment with you to complete admission requirements, sign a Tuition Agreement and to arrange payment. *Tuition Schedule

There are two options for tuition payment:

  1. Full Payment for the following school year is due by May 1. *Terms & Payment Requirements
  2. 12 Monthly Payments (May-April) via automatic debits from your bank account.

The Tuition Agreement must be signed and financial arrangements made prior to your child(ren) attending class. Monthly payments are not available to international students.

Please contact our Admissions Office for more information
604-985-7435 ext 200
admissions@vws.ca