We are pleased that you are considering the Waldorf School of Garden City for High School!
As you spend time on our website getting to know us further, we hope that you will imagine how your family will fit into our diverse and welcoming community. At Waldorf, your child will join a community of engaged citizens and learners and will be guided by insightful teachers who will help your child to find their own voice and use it with confidence. With encouragement and support from both faculty and classmates, your child will learn to be academically adventurous, to take risks, and not to be afraid of failure. The Waldorf School of Garden City is a school that nurtures both the mind and heart and gives every student the opportunity to become the best version of herself.
Our admissions team is looking forward to getting to know your family through the admissions process, as well as educating you about the limitless possibilities of a Waldorf education.
Dr. Chris Bleecker
Director of Admissions
Steps for Applying to the High School
The first step in the admissions process is to fill out our online inquiry form located in the Request Information section of the website. Once we receive your inquiry, we will send you our admissions materials.
Whether it is an Open House or a Personal Tour we recommend that you come and visit the school. Call 516-742-3434 ext. 302 or email email@example.com to schedule a time to come campus.
The Waldorf School of Garden City works with a company called “TADS” in the creation of our online application. While completing the online application, applicants should arrange to have school reports, teacher recommendations, and test scores forwarded to Dr. Bleecker’s attention: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin the online application create an account with TADS.
Request that your child’s current school send school records directly to Office of Admissions at the Waldorf School of Garden City at 225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530. A Request for School Records Form pops up after you complete the TADS admissions application. Please submit this form to your school’s staff so that THEY may send us a school report and official transcripts.
Request that your child’s current math and English teachers send completed recommendation forms directly to Office of Admissions at the Waldorf School of Garden City at 225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530. Teacher recommendation forms pop up after you complete the TADS admissions application.
High School applicants must submit a copy of their ISEE or SSAT scores. Please consult the ISEE website for information about the exam required for admission to many New York independent schools. The ISEE is administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Because exam sittings fill up quickly, and tests take several weeks to process, please make sure to register for the exams early enough so that the scores reach us before our deadlines. More information can be obtained from the ERB office in Manhattan at 220 East 42nd Street – (212) 672-9800. We also accept results from the Secondary School Admissions Test administered by SSAT. Information for the SSAT is available at www.ssat.org or 609-683-4440.
Students who have taken the CTP IV, PSAT, PLAN, SAT I or ACT may submit these exam scores in lieu of the ISEE or SSAT. International High School applicants must also submit TOEFL scores.
Once students who have submitted completed applications are invited for an interview between the family and appropriate faculty members. It is not necessary to formally prepare for an interview. However, applicants will be asked to carry on an extended one-on-one conversation, it is useful to know a little bit about the Waldorf School of Garden City. This will help you to know what kind of questions you might want to ask while you are here, and will let us know something about you before you arrive. An Admissions Director will be in touch with your family to schedule the interview day as soon as your application is completed.
What constitutes a completed application?
In addition to the parent and student portions of the online application, a completed application includes school records, math and English teacher evaluations (Grades 6-12), and the results of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) (Grades 7-12). International student applicants to the HS must also submit TOEFL scores and a copy of the applicant’s passport page showing birthdate, city of birth and picture. TOEFL scores for applicants to Grade 9 must be 80 or higher. International applicants to Grade 10 and above must have TOEFL scores above a 90.
Once your application is complete we will be in touch to schedule an interview.
For more information please visit the FAQ section of this website.