Admissions
Waldorf Education draws out the best of qualities in young people. While this is not an instant process, the values they learn provide a lifelong platform from which to grow.
Gilvert Grosvenor, resident Emeritus of the National Geographic Society
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For more information about Honolulu Waldorf School, please fill out our online Admission Inquiry Form. Admissions Tours are held monthly at the Niu Campus for Kindergarten through Grade 1. These tours provide parents and family members with an overview of Waldorf education and philosophies and an opportunity to view the classrooms and facilities. Please refer to the schedule on the right for the tour dates. High school tours are by appointment.

We hold Waldorf education chat sessions each Friday, at the Niu and Makai campuses on alternate weeks. Both current parents and those interested to learn more about Waldorf education are welcome to join.

The application process varies by program and can be viewed by selecting from the options listed below.  For questions on the application process or information on our tours and chats, please contact our Admissions Director.

Molly Ripton, Director of Admissions
Tel: (808) 377-5491
Email: admissions@honoluluwaldorf.org

Early Childhood
Parent Child Program (Ages 1 to 2 Years, 6 Months)
Nursery (Ages 2 Years, 6 Months to 3 Years, 9 Months)
Preschool/Kindergarten (Ages 3 Years, 9 Months to 6 years)

Lower and Middle School
Grade 1
Grades 2 - 8

High School
Grades 9 - 12
International Students Grades 9 - 12
Orientation and Admission Tours

Early Childhood — Grade 8
Niu Valley Campus
350 Ulua Street, Niu Valley
808-377-5491
admissions@honoluluwaldorf.org

All tours are from 8:15-10:00AM

Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Saturday, January 24, 2015- Discovery Tour
Friday, February 20, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015

High School
Makai Campus (Aina Haina)
5257 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
808-377-5491
admissions@honoluluwaldorf.org
Tuesday, September 16, 2014- Open House
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015

Please call, email or fill out the on-line Admission Inquiry Form for assistance,

Questions?

To learn about Waldorf education from our Parent Child Program and early childhood through high school, please attend our informational tours.

To schedule a school tour, receive an information and application packet, receive a call from the admissions director or arrange a classroom visit please fill out the on-line Admission Inquiry Form.

For enrollment questions please contact the Director of Admissions:

Molly Ripton
808-377-5491
admissions@honoluluwaldorf.org

Parent Child Program
Submit the Registration Form for each quarterly session. Registration is accepted throughout the year and payment is required to complete your registration. Space is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis.
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Morning Nursery
Application Checklist
Priority deadline is January 1 for the following school year.
  • Parent(s) attend an Admissions Tour on one of the following dates:

    RSVP to 808-377-5491 or admissions@honoluluwaldorf.org
  • Submit the $50 application fee. Please make check payable to Honolulu Waldorf School.
  • Complete and submit the Application for Admission.
  • Submit a wallet-sized photo of the child.
Admissions Process
  • Group interview – Parents and children will be scheduled for a group interview of approximate 45 minutes on a Saturday in February, March or April. Early Childhood staff meet with parents to discuss the curriculum and media impact and have a Q&A session. At the same time, other Early Childhood staff will observe the children in a separate location during play and story time.
  • Individual interview - Individual parent interviews are scheduled the week after the group interview.
  • Admission Decision - After the individual interviews, Early Childhood staff will decide whether to accept, decline or wait-pool the applicant. The decision is based on the child’s physical and social readiness and the parents’ willingness to work with the principles of Waldorf education.
  • The Director of Admissions will inform the parent(s) of the admission decision by letter by April 15.
  • Mid-year applicants – Individual interviews will be scheduled consisting of the child visiting the class for one hour while the Early Childhood staff interviews the parent(s) separately. Mid-year transfers will be informed of the admission decision approximately one week following the individual visit.
Application Fee; Payable to the Honolulu Waldorf School
Payment accepted: Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer or Credit Card*.
*If paying by credit card, please call the admissions director 808-377-5491
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Preschool/Kindergarten
Application Checklist
Priority deadline is January 1 for the following school year.
Admissions Process
Once a complete application has been received:
  • Group interview – Parents and children will be scheduled for a group interview of approximate 45 minutes on a Saturday in February, March or April. Early Childhood staff meet with parents to discuss the curriculum and media impact and have a Q&A session. At the same time, other Early Childhood staff will observe the children in a separate location during play and story time.
  • Individual interview - Individual parent interviews are scheduled the week after the group interview.
  • Admission Decision - After the individual interviews, Early Childhood staff will decide whether to accept, decline or wait-pool the applicant. The decision is based on the child’s physical and social readiness and the parents’ willingness to work with the principles of Waldorf education.
  • The Director of Admissions will inform the parent(s) of the admission decision by letter by April 15.
  • Mid-year applicants – Individual interviews will be scheduled consisting of the child visiting the class for one hour while the Early Childhood staff interviews the parent(s) separately. Mid-year transfers will be informed of the admission decision approximately one week following the individual visit.
Application Fee; Payable to the Honolulu Waldorf School
Payment accepted: Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer or Credit Card*.
*If paying by credit card, please call the admissions director 808-377-5491
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Grade 1
(6 years old by May 31 preceding Grade 1 entry)
Application Checklist
Priority deadline is January 1 for the following school year.
Admissions Process
Once a complete application has been received:
  • Individual interview – Individual parent/child interviews are scheduled during February, March and April. Lower school teachers meet with the parent(s) at the same time the child meets separately with other lower school teachers.
  • Class visit – After the individual interview, the child will be scheduled for a three day class visit in the First Grade class. During the visit, the child’s academic readiness is assessed and physical, emotional, and social development evaluated.
  • Admission Decision – After the class visit, Lower School teachers will decide whether to accept, decline or wait-pool the applicant.
  • The Director of Admissions will inform the parent(s) of the admission decision by letter by April 15.
  • Mid-year applicants – Individual interviews will be scheduled consisting of the child’s three-day class visit and the separate parent/teacher interview. Mid-year transfers will be informed of the admission decision approximately one week following the class visit.
Application Fee; Payable to the Honolulu Waldorf School
Payment accepted: Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer or Credit Card*.
*If paying by credit card, please call the admissions director 808-377-5491
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Grades 2 - 8
Application Checklist
Priority deadline is January 1 for the following school year.
Admissions Process
Once a complete application has been received:
  • Interview – An interview with the parent(s), child and Lower School teachers is scheduled during which the child’s academic skills are assessed and physical, emotional, and social development evaluated.
  • Class visit – After the individual interview, the child will be scheduled for a three day class visit.
  • Admission Decision – After the class visit, Lower School teachers will decide whether to accept, decline or wait-pool the applicant.
  • The Director of Admissions will inform the parent(s) of the admission decision by letter by April 15.
  • Mid-year applicants – Individual interviews will be scheduled consisting of the child’s three-day class visit and the separate parent/teacher interview. Mid-year transfers will be informed of the admission decision approximately one week following the class visit.
Application Fee; Payable to the Honolulu Waldorf School
Payment accepted: Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer or Credit Card*.
*If paying by credit card, please call the admissions director 808-377-5491
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Grades 9 - 12
Application Checklist
Priority deadline is January 1 for the following school year.
  • Parent(s) attend a High School Admissions Tour which are by appointment only
    Please contact Nicole Lueker at 808- 735-9311 or nleuker@honoluluwaldorf.org for your personal tour.
  • Student completes the High School Student Application.
  • Submit the $50 application fee. Please make check payable to Honolulu Waldorf School.
  • Submit supporting documents, such as educational assessments, IEP, etc.
  • Student submits a drawing of a human being with the High School Student Application. Learn more.
    Just as we ask incoming High School students to submit a writing sample, complete math problems, and converse with us in person, the drawing sample of a human figure gives us an idea of students' drawing ability and provides insight to their visual thinking -- what students imagine a human being to look like.
  • Complete and submit the Transcript/Records Request form with the application.
  • Submit the Administrative Reference Report to the Registrar or administrative staff at your child’s current school.
  • Submit the Teacher Reference Reports to your child’s current Math and English teachers.
  • Request the Mentor Reference Report from the student’s current extra-curricular mentor or advisor.
Admissions Process
Once a complete application has been received:
  • Interview – An interview with the parent(s), student and High School teachers is scheduled.
  • Three-day visit – After the individual interview, the student will be scheduled for a three-day visit during which his or her academic and social development is assessed. Please bring one or two examples of what you consider to be representative of the student’s best work. This can be essays, poetry, paintings, musical performances, science projects, handwork or crafts.
  • Admission Decision – After the class visit, the High School teachers will review all transcripts, records and accompanying documentation as well as the parent(s)’ willingness to work with the principles of Waldorf education and decide whether to accept, decline or wait-pool the applicant.
  • The Director of Admissions will inform the parent(s) of the admission decision by letter by March 15.
  • Mid-year applicants – Individual interviews will be scheduled consisting of the child’s three-day class visit and the separate parent/teacher interview. Mid-year transfers will be informed of the admission decision approximately one week following the class visit.
Application Fee; Payable to the Honolulu Waldorf School
Payment accepted: Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer or Credit Card*.
*If paying by credit card, please call the admissions director 808-377-5491
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International Program Grades 9 - 12
Application Checklist - Foreign Exchange
  • Complete and submit the International Student Application for Admission; download.
  • Submit the $100 application fee. Please make check payable to Honolulu Waldorf School.
  • Student completes the High School Student Application; download.
  • Student submits a drawing of a human being with the High School Student Application. Learn more.
    Just as we ask incoming High School students to submit a writing sample, complete math problems, and converse with us in person, the drawing sample of a human figure gives us an idea of students' drawing ability and provides insight to their visual thinking -- what students imagine a human being to look like.
  • Submit transcripts from the student’s current school for the past two years.
  • Request or download the Administrative Reference Report from the registrar or administrative staff.
  • Request English Teacher Reference Reports from the student’s current English and Math teachers. Download this form.
Admissions Process - Foreign Exchange
Once a complete application has been received:
  • Interview – An interview with the parent(s), student and High School teachers is scheduled during which the student’s academic skills are evaluated. This may be conducted via Skype if needed.
  • Admission Decision – After the interview, the High School teachers will review all transcripts, records and accompanying documentation and decide whether to approve the exchange.
  • The Director of Admissions will issue an I-20 once the exchange is approved.
Application Checklist - Foreign Study
  • Complete and submit the International Student Application for Admission; download.
  • Submit the $100 application fee. Please make check payable to Honolulu Waldorf School.
  • Student completes the High School Student Application; download.
  • Student submits a drawing of a human being with the High School Student Application. Learn more.
    Just as we ask incoming High School students to submit a writing sample, complete math problems, and converse with us in person, the drawing sample of a human figure gives us an idea of students' drawing ability and provides insight to their visual thinking -- what students imagine a human being to look like.
  • Submit transcripts from the student’s current school for the past two years.
  • Request or download the Administrative Reference Report from the registrar or administrative staff.
  • Request English and Math Teacher Reference Reports from the student’s current English and Math teachers. Download two copies of this form.
  • For ESL program students, submit English proficiency test scores.
Admissions Process - Foreign Study
Once a complete application has been received:
  • Interview – An interview with the parent(s), student and High School teachers is scheduled during which the student’s academic skills are evaluated. This may be conducted via Skype if needed.
  • Admission Decision – After the interview, the High School teachers will review all transcripts, records and accompanying documentation and decide whether to approve the exchange.
  • The Director of Admissions will issue an I-20 once the exchange is approved.
Application Fee; Payable to the Honolulu Waldorf School
Payment accepted: Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer or Credit Card*.
*If paying by credit card, please call the admissions director 808-377-5491
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