Waldorf education is unique because your child is unique. Our teaching approach meets each child where they are—academically, socially and emotionally—to help your child become the best thinker, student, leader, and citizen of the world they can be. Come for a visit during one of our Walk Through the Grades through our classrooms or come along for a personal tour of our campus and you’ll begin to see what makes Whidbey Island Waldorf different from all other schools. You’ll start to see and feel all the reasons to choose a Waldorf education. You might catch a glimpse of our Nursery students playing outside in their Muddy Buddies, or watch sixth graders build a fire and observe the phenomena of light and gas in our Sunny Meadow. You might see our seventh graders working hard in service preparing for their Knighting Ceremony or perhaps you’ll hear third graders speaking or singing Spanish. You might talk to some of our gifted and dedicated teachers, who seem to “get” your child after just meeting them.

There’s a lot to see on our beautiful campus at Whidbey Island Waldorf. Schedule your visit or start your application below.

Application Process

  1. Application Form

    1. Download and complete an application form and return it with a $50.00 application fee for each student to Whidbey Island Waldorf School (WIWS):

      1. Early Childhood Application

      2. Grades Application (1-5)

      3. Middle School Application (6-8)

      4. Request for Student Records – For students entering 1st grade or higher, please print, complete and sign the Request for Records form and send it to your child's current school immediately. Applications to WIWS are not considered complete until these records are received. This includes the name and contact of any current teacher, any Individual Education Plan (IEP), special needs assessments, or psychological evaluations previously performed. Home-school teachers and/or special subject tutors either at home or through other programs, ie. Oasis, should provide a description of what the student has been taught along with an assessment of the student's learning.

  2. Child Visit & Conversation

    1. Upon receipt and review of your application, you will be contacted by the teacher(s) of your prospective class to schedule a first meeting, a possible in-class visit date (Grades 1 - 8), Forest walk (Kindergarten) for your child or classroom meeting with young Nursery and Pre-school child and parent.

  3. Enrollment

    1. Once the teacher has accepted the student into the class, the Enrollment Director will make contact with the prospective family and provide a welcome packet with forms to be completed.

    2. At the same time, a financial contract via our financial management company TADS is issued to the enrolling parents. Enrollment is considered final upon completion of the TADS contract with WIWS and payment of supplies fee to WIWS. 

  4. Probationary Period

    1. There is a six-week probationary period for all students at onset of school attendance. During this period, either the school or the family can terminate the contract and the financial obligation of the family is prorated according to the number of days attended. Supply fees and Field Trip fees are non refundable. 

Application Submission

Please send your application and fee to:
Whidbey Island Waldorf School
P.O Box 469
Clinton, WA  98236
Attn: Enrollment Director 
or email
Application fee can be paid by cash, credit card or paypal.

*Please note: you may send in an application form at any time of the year. WIWS accepts Grades students for enrollment in September, January and end of February (after our February Break). Kindergarten, Nursery and Pre-school students follow a rolling application process whereby a student may be admitted throughout the year, timing at the discretion of the teacher.

You may also apply for Tuition Assistance (TA) as part of your Application process at any time during the year. See next page for TA instructions, our TADS financial worksheet and application.  If you have any questions around TA, please call our Finance Manager Carol Heywood at 360.341.5686 or email