Deadlines for Registration and Waitlist Policies

DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR:

Current families* who would like to maintain their child’s spot in our Licensed Care or Kindergarten programs, have until February 28th to return their:

  • signed tuition agreement (going home on February 1st)
  • post-dated cheques (unless paying by automatic withdrawal)
  • registration deposit ($250 per child to a maximum of $500)
  • ATP forms and supporting documentation (if applicable)

Spots are held on a first come, first served basis for all programs, including preferences for number of days. Anyone not signing back their tuition agreement by the end of February will lose their priority and will be placed on the wait list if and when they return their tuition agreement. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis.

Waitlist Order

After February 28th spots will be offered as follows:

Current families and faculty members who would like to newly enrol a child in our Licensed Care or Kindergarten programs should submit their completed application and $125 application fee by February 3rd. Interviews will take place by February 22nd.  After the registration interview, if the child is accepted, he/she will be put on a waitlist.  Parents will be notified on March 1st if a spot is available, and will have until March 3rd at 12 p.m. to sign and return a tuition agreement**.

Families with children enrolled after December 23, 2016 will be called on March 6th and tuition agreements must be returned by March 8th at 12 pm.

Families with children who attend our Homeschooling Visitor Day or Parent & Child Classes (who do not have children in one of our regular programs) will be called the afternoon of March 8th and given until March 10th at 12 pm to sign a tuition agreement.

New families who have completed the application process and paid the application fee will be offered any remaining spots on March 13th.  A tuition agreement must be signed by March 15th at 12 pm.

 


For All Applications

All paperwork must be complete and the application fee paid for the application to be considered.
Teachers will review all applications and then schedule an interview.

All applications received are subject to an interview and determination by the Teacher that the child is ready for the program, the family is willing to work with the Waldorf philosophy, and that the school is able to meet the needs of the child. Students accepted into the program will be offered a place in class if one is available or be placed on the waitlist if not.

Families are required to complete a financial contract and submit a deposit of $250 per child up to a maximum of $500 per family within 15 calendar days of receiving notification that the child has been accepted in order to secure their space in class. Unsecured spaces will be opened to the waitlist. The tuition adjustment process may be entered into at this point if required. 

Families on the waitlist will be notified as soon as a space becomes available.  At any time, a family could ascertain the position of their child on the waitlist without violating the privacy and confidentiality of the children above them on the list.

 

Accessible Tuition Program (ATP)

In order to be eligible for a tuition adjustment, families must remit all ATP paperwork within 15 calendar days of receiving notification that the child has been accepted. Also, the fee adjustment conversation must take place and the contract must be finalized before the child joins the class. 

NEW FAMILIES ONLY: For children applying to the Early Years Program (but not including Senior Kindergarten), where the proposed fee adjustment would result in the actual agreement amount for that child being less than 30% of full tuition, a spot cannot be guaranteed at the time of application. Spots will be offered on a lottery basis after March 31st (if there is a spot available).

Parents with children on the waitlist and whose applications are under consideration are encouraged to learn more about Waldorf education and to attend parent education talks and introductory events. 

London Waldorf School has written this policy with the following considerations in mind: fair and timely assessment of applications, and creating healthy classes with a view to long-term enrolment stability.

We do not accept fees to be placed on our waitlist.

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