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 10 working days 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 808-377-5471 or email