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Admission: Nursery – Grade 8

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School invites all families to explore and discover our unique, inspiring curriculum. Our early childhood programs and select grades are still accepting applications for this current 23-24 school year. We would strongly encourage you to visit us to learn more about our programs.

1st Step – Inquire

You’re in the right place!

The first step in the enrollment process is to complete an inquiry form.

Please include the School Year and Program (below) to sign up for an upcoming Tour and/or Open House.

FAQs

Can my child join even though they didn’t start in Berkeley Rose’s preschool?

Yes. We welcome children at any grade level as long as there is room in the class.

Can my child join after attending a public or private school?

Yes. All children are welcome to join us. Some new parents have expressed concerns with regard to adhering to our media policies which is why our teachers work so closely in collaboration with our parents. You are not alone! If you have any questions or reservations about how limited media usage for your children could affect your lifestyle (and sanity!), please turn to us, our teachers and especially our supportive parent community who will share with you the joys and benefits, and will offer the strategies of making it happen – painlessly.

Can my child join mid-year?

Yes, as long as there is an opening in the appropriate class. Please contact us so we can work with you.

Is this school religious?

Waldorf schools are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The teaching method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to promote the recognition and understanding of different world cultures and religions. Waldorf schools are not part of any church. They espouse no particular religious doctrine but certainly embrace the idea that there is a spiritual dimension to the human being, as well as to all life. Waldorf families come from a broad spectrum of religious traditions and interests.

Is Berkeley Rose similar to a Montessori school?

These two educational approaches began with a similar goal: to design a curriculum that was developmentally appropriate to the child, and to address the child’s need to learn in a tactile as well as an intellectual way. The philosophies are otherwise very different. Today, Montessori is known for its cognitive approach, while Waldorf schools are known for their whole-child approach.

Other questions take a look at our FAQ page? Or email us at info@berkeleyrose.org

FAQs

Can my child join even though they didn’t start in Berkeley Rose’s preschool?

Yes. We welcome children at any grade level as long as there is room in the class.

Can my child join after attending a public or private school?

Yes. All children are welcome to join us. Some new parents have expressed concerns with regard to adhering to our media policies which is why our teachers work so closely in collaboration with our parents. You are not alone! If you have any questions or reservations about how limited media usage for your children could affect your lifestyle (and sanity!), please turn to us, our teachers and especially our supportive parent community who will share with you the joys and benefits, and will offer the strategies of making it happen – painlessly.

Can my child join mid-year?

Yes, as long as there is an opening in the appropriate class. Please contact us so we can work with you.

Is this school religious?

Waldorf schools are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The teaching method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to promote the recognition and understanding of different world cultures and religions. Waldorf schools are not part of any church. They espouse no particular religious doctrine but certainly embrace the idea that there is a spiritual dimension to the human being, as well as to all life. Waldorf families come from a broad spectrum of religious traditions and interests.

Is Berkeley Rose similar to a Montessori school?

These two educational approaches began with a similar goal: to design a curriculum that was developmentally appropriate to the child, and to address the child’s need to learn in a tactile as well as an intellectual way. The philosophies are otherwise very different. Today, Montessori is known for its cognitive approach, while Waldorf schools are known for their whole-child approach.

Other questions take a look at our FAQ page? Or email us at info@berkeleyrose.org

Berkeley Rose seeks a representative community of diversity, welcoming students of any race, religion, ethnic, and financial background. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admissions programs and policies. The school is a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

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