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 (Nursery/Kindergarten) 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.

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. To register for any event, please contact Director of Admissions Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302.

Introductory Sessions for Prospective Parents

March 16
May 11

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 Administrator, faculty, and High School students. The session concludes with a campus tour, and is for adults only. This event begins at 9am and concludes at approximately 11am.

An Introduction to the Nursery

Wednesday, February 28, 7-8:30pm
Lower School Nursery Classroom

For prospective Nursery parents. Come spend time in one of our beautiful classrooms, meet other parents of young children, and hear our Early Childhood teachers share their experiences working with Nursery children.

To register, please contact Melissa McDonagh at

Tea & Play

Mondays when school is in session, 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. 

Celebrate the Seasons with a waldorf teacher

February 17
March 17

All sessions are Saturdays from 10:30am-12:00pm

For families with children ages 2-7. From autumn apples to winter snow and spring growth, come explore the seasons through circle, craft, and snack with one of our Early Childhood teachers.

Morning in the Nursery/Kindergarten

Saturday, March 3

Experience a typical morning in our Early Childhood Program with your child, including bread-baking and circle time. 

An Introduction to our Lower School

March 12, 7-9pm

Hear from our Lower School Faculty as they describe the wisdom of our multidimensional approach from grades one through eight, participate in classroom demonstrations, and discover how Waldorf Education engages and inspires lifelong learning.

High School Open HOUSE

Fall 2018 date will be announced in Spring 2018
Spend an evening 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. 

More Events for Prospective Families

Green Meadow boasts a full calendar of Community Education events. Read the 2017-18 brochure.