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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.356.2514 x302 or Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator Barbara Mann at email@example.com 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
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. To register, please contact Director of Admissions Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302.
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
Saturday, October 21, 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday, November 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 10:30am-12:00pm
For families with children ages 2-7
From autumn apples to winter snow, come explore the seasons through circle, craft, and snack with one of our Early Childhood teachers. To register, please contact Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator Barbara Mann at 845.356.2514 x326.
Morning in the Nursery/Kindergarten
Friday, November 10
Thursday, February 8
Saturday, March 3
Experience a typical morning in our Early Childhood Program with your child, including bread-baking and circle time. To register, please contact Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator Barbara Mann at 845.356.2514 x326.
An Introduction to our Lower School
Annual event; January 2018 date coming soon
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.
High School Open HOUSE
Wednesday, November 15, 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 Community Education events. Read the 2017-18 brochure.