Admissions Program Overview
The Waldorf School of Baltimore's programs begin in early childhood and continue through the 8th grade. In addition to lower and middle school programs, Waldorf provides stimulating and nurturing nursery and kindergarten classes. Waldorf also offers a program for parents or caregivers to attend with their infants and toddlers that reflects the current thinking of child development professionals. View an inspiring video about our school.
Teacher to Student Ratios:
Nursery Programs – 1:5.25
Kindergarten – 1:8.5
Grades 1 through 8 – 1:6
Children’s Garden (Nursery and Kindergarten)
All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Half day classes are dismissed at 12 noon. Full day classes are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Early birds can arrive at 7:30 a.m. Aftercare is available for full day children until 6pm for an additional fee.
Nursery Violet Room
The Violet Room Nursery program is designed for children coming to school for the first time; it's the perfect step from home to school. This program is a five day program with a three-day option available for children 2 1/2 years to 3 1/2 years old. Children can enroll for three or five full days (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) or three or five half days (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
Nursery Butterfly Room
Our Butterfly Room Nursery program is for children 3 years old by August 1st of the year of enrollment to 4 1/2 years old. This program is a five day program with a three-day option available. Children can enroll for three or five full days (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) or three or five half days (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
The Kindergarten Program is a five day class for children ages 4 1/2 to 6 years old. Our younger children, ages 4 1/2 to 5 years old, can attend for five full days or five mornings. Our 5 to 6 year olds attend the five full days program designed to prepare them for first grade.
Lower and Middle Schools
Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. although students are encouraged to be in the classroom at 8 a.m. Students can arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and are supervised by a teacher in our free Early Birds program. Dismissal is at 3:20 p.m. for the lower and middle schools. After-school care is available till 6 p.m. for an additional fee.
The Aftercare Program is designed for students in the Children's Garden (starting at 3 years old) through 8th grade; between school dismissal and 6:00 p.m. Register for Aftercare online.For more information visit Aftercare.
To request an application package, email the Admissions Office or call: 410-367-6808, ext. 202
The Waldorf School of Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid policies, employment practices and other school-administered programs.