1. Visit the Whistler Waldorf School – Attend an Open House/School Tour, Parent Education Evening or personal appointment
An Open House/School Tour views the classrooms from Early Years to Upper Grades. It provides an overview of the philosophy and curriculum by observing classes “in action”. There is time afterwards for parents to ask questions in an informal setting with the Tour host. http://www.whistlerwaldorf.com/calendar/
On occasion the community is invited to attend Parent Education Evenings at the School. These evenings have lectures/workshops around a particular theme but also have student work on display, opportunities to speak with the teachers and visit a classroom or two. Classes are not conducted during Parent Education Evenings. http://www.whistlerwaldorf.com/calendar/
If attending either is not possible, please contact Peggy Vogler, Director of Development here at the School – 604-932-1885 or by email: email@example.com
2. Submit an Application Package
Pre-School Application Package
· A completely filled out Preschool – Kindergarten Application form
· A recent photo of your child
· Current immunization record (or written confirmation parents have chosen not to immunize)
· Signed legal residency form
· Copy of child’s birth certificate
· $100 Application Fee per student
Grades School / High School Application Package
· A completely filled out Grade School Application form
· Copies of two recent school reports per applying student
· A copy of their birth certificate
· A signed legal residency form
· A $100 Application Fee per student
Applications Packages can be brought to reception at the School or mailed to P.O. Box 1501, Whistler BC V0N 1B0. Please make cheques for Application fees payable to The Whistler Waldorf School. *We are unable to receive payment online at this time
3. Admissions Interviews
· Initial contact by Director of Development, Peggy Vogler
(If there is no opening in the appropriate class, the student’s name will be added to a waiting list)
· In person Parent Interview with the class teacher (ideally with parents & child attending the meeting)
· Following a class visit the class teacher will meet with parents to share observations
4. Class Visit
· Classroom Visit (2-3 days) for grade school / high school applying student
5. Administrative Meeting
· Upon an offer of enrolment by the Faculty, a final meeting with our School Administrator, Vicky Bunbury is scheduled to discuss the agreements, policies and financial aspects of enrolment
· Review of the agreements and payment options may be discussed in person or over the phone. The Tuition Adjustment process may be discussed at this point if appropriate
· One week is the normal return deadline for new contracts
6. Admissions Process Timing
· New openings are typically identified in early March for the following September.
· Interviews may take place any time
· Where openings permit a student may enter the class during the school year
Please contact Peggy Vogler, Director of Development at 604-932-1885
Provisional Period for New Students
For all students new to the school, there is an eight-week provisional period. Withdrawals during this time can take place if the teacher or parents feel it is in the best interest of the child or class. If the child remains past this eight-week period, it should be understood that a commitment has been made for the remainder of the school year. If the child is withdrawn by the parents during this period, tuition is due only for the time the child attended school, but the deposit is forfeited. If the teacher requests that the child is withdrawn, tuition is due for the time the child is enrolled, and the deposit is refunded.
If a student leaves the Whistler Waldorf School for any reason after a Tuition Contract has been signed, (excluding illness) the family is responsible for tuition determined as follows:
- If a student is withdrawn after the first tuition payment, prior to the beginning of the school year, the family forfeits the tuition payments made to date.
- If a student is withdrawn after school has started, the family is obligated to give one months notice and pay tuition to the end of the month for which notice has been received.
- If the school asks that the child be withdrawn, the family is only obligated to pay tuition for the time that the child attended school.
The family will notify the School’s Administrator in writing stating the reason the student is leaving and the final date s/he will attend. The family’s tuition obligation will be calculated according to the above criteria and the family will be billed.