Admissions Process

The Green Meadow application process is an opportunity for the prospective family and the school to share information and get to know one another better. To ensure a good fit between the student and the school, it is important that prospective families have an understanding of our school and an awareness of Green Meadow's relationship to the broader Waldorf Education movement.

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of admissions events, some designed just for parents and others for parents and students. 

How to Apply

In preparation for applying, please complete and submit the following:

  • A signed application (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee)
  • A signed records request form
  • A signed Early Childhood or Lower School Teacher Recommendation form
  • A copy of current school transcripts

After a favorable review of the required documents, the school will arrange for a classroom visit so that your prospective student can have an experience in our school, as well as a parent interview so that you can learn more about our program.

Eligibility for acceptance is determined by the faculty of the Early Childhood, Lower School, or High School based upon the application form, supporting documents, and the particular makeup of the class. All admissions decisions will be communicated in writing. Depending on availability of space, eligible candidates may be placed in a waiting pool and offered enrollment as space permits.

Upon acceptance, the Business Office will contact parents to discuss the enrollment contract, deposit, and tuition arrangements.

For questions concerning the application process, or to register for an admissions event, please contact Director of Admissions Melissa McDonagh at or 845.356.2514, x302 or Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator Barbara Mann at or 845.356.2514, x326.

Admissions Events Schedule

To help prospective families learn more about Green Meadow Waldorf School, we encourage you to join us for an admissions event. Some events are open to parents and prospective students, while others are designed for parents only.

Introductory Sessions for Prospective Parents

October 21
November 18
January 20
February 17
March 10
April 21
May 19

All sessions begin at 9am. 

A wonderful introduction to Green Meadow Waldorf School, Introductory Sessions for Parents are both a general informational event and a required step in our application process. Each session begins with the viewing of a video presentation on Waldorf® Education, followed by a question-and-answer period with our Pedagogical Administrator Bill Pernice and High School students. The session concludes with a faculty-led campus tour, and is for adults only. This event begins at 9am and concludes at approximately 11am. To register, please contact Director of Admissions Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514, x302.

Tea & Play

Mondays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Lower School Nursery Classroom
Ages birth to 6
Please note: there are no Tea & Play events when school is closed.

While your child plays near you in our beautiful classroom, share a cup of tea with an Early Childhood Teacher and learn more about our programs for young children. Drop-ins are welcome; advance registration is appreciated. 

Morning in the Nursery/Kindergarten

February 9 & March 4, 2017
Experience a typical morning in our Early Childhood Program with your child, including bread-baking, circle time, and a puppet show. To register, please click here or contact Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator Barbara Mann at 845.356.2514, x326.

An Introduction to our Lower School

January 11, 2017, at 7:30 pm
Hear from renowned class teacher Elizabeth Hall as she describes the wisdom of the Waldorf curriculum, then tour our classrooms, view student work, and speak to our teachers.

A Walk Through the Grades

March 15, 2017, at 8:30 am
A wonderful opportunity to see the Waldorf curriculum in action! We will visit some of our Lower School grades during Main Lesson with a Q&A period with faculty after the observations.

High School Open Day

November 8, 2016
Spend a day in Green Meadow's High School and learn more about Waldorf Education. We invite you to observe Main Lesson classes, participate in a Q&A, and meet current faculty, parents, and students.  In addition, hear presentations on our 9th though 12th grade curriculum, international exchange program, college advising, community service opportunities, senior projects, and internships.  This event is for adults and middle-school and high-school aged students. 

Coffee with Our Administrator and Walking Tour

Tours for prospective parents are offered every Friday when no Introductory Session is scheduled. To schedule a tour, please contact Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514, x302.

More Events for Prospective Families

Green Meadow boasts a full calendar of Community Education events. Click here for our brochure.