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 mmcdonagh@gmws.org 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

Fridays: 12/7/18, 1/18/19, 3/8/19, 5/10/19

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 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.

Forest Preschool SAMPLE MORNINGS

2018-19 dates will be announced soon.

For families with children ages 2-5. Come learn more about our Forest Preschool, launching in September 2018. Meet our teacher, Jessica Oswald, and other families interested in the program. For details, contact Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.

Tea & Play

The first Monday of the month, when school is in session, 1:30-2:30pm
12/3/18, 1/7/19, 2/4/19, 3/4/19, 4/1/19, 5/6/19

Lower School Nursery Classroom
Ages birth to 6

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. 

A Morning in the Nursery/Kindergarten

Saturdays from 10-11:30am: 12/1/18, 1/12/19, 1/26/19, 3/2/19, 3/16/19
And from 10-11:30am on 2/7/19 (Thursday) 

Lower School Nursery Classroom

For prospective Nursery and Kindergarten 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.

An Introduction to our Lower School

Monday, March 4, 2019, 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

TUESday, November 13, 2018, 7-9pm

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 Speakers and Events