Admissions

A Private, Independent Education of the Highest Quality

Application forms? Teacher evaluations? Financial aid? Our Admission staff is here to guide you and your family through the admission and financial aid process. Here you will find important dates, deadlines, and forms, and an open invitation to call us at any time with questions. Since nothing takes the place of an in-person visit, we encourage you to make an appointment to come by the School and see our extraordinary students and teachers in action.

“What an incredible, artistic, diverse learning environment! Everything important I learned, I learned as a child at the Waldorf School of Garden City. Incredible teachers and staff, they breathe life into every aspect of learning and helping children grow.”

—Alumnus

Our School

Our Farm

Welcome to the Waldorf School of Garden City’s Middle School!

We are an independent school with two beautiful campuses: one in the heart of Garden City, New York, and a 240-acre farm in Marlborough, New Hampshire. At the Waldorf School of Garden City, we work hard to deliver the tangible elements of an exceptional educational experience, but what makes our school unique is intangible. Parents and students tell us that they feel a particular kind of energy when they walk through our doors: an openness and warmth that reflects our values and culture.

We invite you to discover what makes the Waldorf School of Garden City so extraordinary: our curriculum; the diversity of our community; and above all, our mission: to shape the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world.

“This is a place where I realize that I invariably feel better after I have visited, no matter the time of day, year, or situation that I find myself to be there for. After graduating one child already, and two more here now, I feel the Waldorf School of Garden City has prepared and continues to prepare the children in their charge to become engaged and contributing citizens of the world.”

—Current Parent

There are many outstanding educational choices for families on Long Island. We are proud of the exceptional education the Waldorf School of Garden City offers. If learning comes naturally to your child, he or she will be challenged to go further; if classroom learning does not come easily, your child will need support and encouragement. Our faculty is dedicated to creating an environment in which each student’s abilities are understood and needs are met.

EMBRACING OUR COMMUNITY

360 total students were enrolled at The Waldorf School of Garden City in 2016

We hope that this web site opens up the School for you, so you can learn more about our faculty, our parents, and our alumni.  We also strongly encourage you to attend at least one of our Open Houses held throughout the year, along with other events that highlight our activities and programs. You are invited to contact us at any time if you have questions or would like additional information. If there is someone else here at the School who can give you an even fuller answer, we will not hesitate to connect them with you. Finally, nothing replaces an in-person visit to the School. To schedule an individual conversation and tour with a member of our admission staff, please contact us by email or telephone. We look forward to welcoming you to our School.

Why We Are Worth It

Promoting the High Academic Standards

The Waldorf School of Garden City nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and encourages critical thinking.

You Can’t Get Lost in a Crowd

The Waldorf School of Garden City nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and encourages critical thinking.

Excellent Teachers

Our teachers teach in their areas of expertise and are passionate about what they do. With more autonomy within the classroom, teachers are able to develop a full understanding of how each student learns and what interests and motivates each individually. The student-teacher relationship is the key element here.

Holistic Education

The Waldorf School of Garden City nurtures not just students’ intellectual ability and curiosity but also their personal and social growth and civic conscience. Opportunities extend well beyond the classroom to athletic competitions, artistic pursuits, and experiences in the community and beyond.

Inclusiveness

The Waldorf School of Garden City maintains a diverse and vibrant student community, and welcomes and respects each family. The Waldorf School of Garden City is geographically, ethnically, and racially diverse.

A School with a Mission

You can select a school whose philosophy, values, and teaching approach is right for your child. Choice means everything here. You have chosen a school alongside parents and students who value the same mission.

A Community of Parents Who Actively Participate in Their Children’s Education

The Waldorf School of Garden City promotes regular communication among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goals for the student. We are a partnership.

VALUING OUR DIFFERENCES

50% of students come from racially diverse backgrounds

Educating Future Leaders Locally and Globally

20 COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI REPRESENT A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

62 L.I. SCHOOL DISTRICTS

THROUGHOUT NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES REPRESENTED BY CURRENT FAMILIES

5 BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK

FAMILIES FROM BROOKLYN, QUEENS, MANHATTAN, STATEN ISLAND, AND THE BRONX SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Get Started

To get started, all you have to do is let us know you are interested. You can fill out a form online, email, or call us. We will send you printed materials that supplement our website, and we will encourage you to look at our stories on social media, read our website, and learn as much as you can about the Waldorf School of Garden City. We are an open book for you to read. We want to tell you all that you want to know, and we will answer any questions you have. We genuinely enjoy hearing from you.

Come Visit

While not mandatory for the admission process, we do encourage a visit. You can see us in action, learn about our specific mission and philosophy, and see the value for yourself. Also, it is important to educate yourself on all of the school options for your child, and a visit is one way of many to begin your research. Call us at 516-742-3434 ext. 302, or email us to set up a mutually convenient time for you to dig a little deeper.

Apply Now

File your application with the Admissions Office, and we request that school records and a teacher recommendation link to be sent to the Waldorf School of Garden City. For Middle School applicants, an interview is a mandatory step in the admission process. Once you’ve applied for admission, we will set up a time for your child to meet with our faculty.

Once a child has completed the admission process, the admission committee will meet to determine admission status based upon space and qualifications of all the candidates. Once acceptance decisions are made, we send an acceptance packet; once you have signed the enrollment contract and submitted a deposit, the space is yours, and we begin an entirely new and exciting journey!

The Waldorf School of Garden City has rolling admission based upon space and availability. We do enroll students during the school year if we are able.

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