We welcome applicants who have a variety of talents and interests and who are interested in a rigorous but flexible college preparatory education that balances academic, artistic, social, and practical work. We welcome you to visit our school at any time and we encourage you to schedule a visiting day before applying.
Berkshire Waldorf High School’s admissions process is designed to support our faculty in crafting well-balanced classes from a pool of qualified applicants. We are committed to remaining a small high school with a low student-teacher ratio.
For the current 2019-20 school year, applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.
The timeline for regular admission for the 2020-21 school year is:
Application Deadline: January 31
Notification Date: March 15
Admitted Students Response Deadline: April 8
Applications and all other requested documents should be in our office by January 31, 2020. After this date we review applications and set up interviews and assessments as necessary. Applicants who complete and submit all the necessary requirements by the priority deadline will receive an admission decision by March 15, 2020. Candidates applying after January 31 are considered on a rolling admission basis as space permits.
Early Decision Eligibility
Students of our sister school, Berkshire Waldorf School (formerly Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School), and siblings of current Berkshire Waldorf High School students and alumni are eligible to apply under an early decision timeline. Please contact Sarah Blexrud, Admissions Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific details.
All prospective students are welcome to visit Berkshire Waldorf High School for a one- or two-day visit. Students may choose to visit prior to formally applying or as part of the overall admissions process.
Before your visit, please fill out this visitor form.
Berkshire Waldorf High School accepts either the SAO (Standard Application Online, associated with the SSAT), or our online application. We welcome standardized test scores, but they are not required. To use the Standard Application Online, click the graphic below:
To use the Berkshire Waldorf High School online application, please complete and submit the following:
Please give the following reference forms to those you choose:
Interviews and Assessments
Once all required documents are received, we will contact you to arrange an interview and, when necessary, math and English assessments.
Homeschool and Part-time Opportunities
Did you know that homeschool or part-time students can take courses at our school?
We offer year-long courses in Spanish, German, math, and English, and intensive seminar blocks in science, history and geography, literature, and math.
If you’re interested:
- FIND the course(s) you would like to take. These are listed on the “Curriculum” page of this website. (Course offerings may change without notice. Call the school for the most up-to-date information and for course schedules and calendars.)
- CONTACT us to arrange an assessment and interview. If your age and ability match our mission to educate adolescents who are interested in serious study but who have a broad range of backgrounds and talents, we will consider you for admission.
- ENROLL. Course fees depend on course length, but average around $2,400 for a year-long study and $600 for a seminar.
For more information about the admissions process or request an admissions packet in the mail, please contact Samantha Stier, Admissions Director, at email@example.com or (413) 298-3800.