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We encourage you to consider Waldorf education at Bright Water Waldorf School. Our dynamic learning environment fosters confident minds, capable hands, and compassionate hearts and, ultimately, students eager to make a difference in the world. Our goal through the admissions process is to get to know you and your child and to share our philosophy and program with you.

We strongly urge parents to visit our campus before applying.  Please call us at (206) 624-6176 or e-mail us at dbergler@brightwaterwaldorf.org to schedule a tour. Tour dates and information.
Click here to apply online.

We are now accepting applications for September, 2017.  Much of our 2017-18 Financial Aid has already been distributed.  However we would still encourage you to apply.  Click here for information and instructions on applying for financial aid.

Any application received after our initial deadline will be considered on a rolling basis. To learn more about space availability for individual programs please reach out to our  Admission Department, at dbergler@brightwaterwaldorf.org or by calling (206) 624-6176.

Age Requirements for 2017-18

Preschool applicants must be three years old by August 31, 2017 for fall entry.
Kindergarten applicants must be four year old by June 1, 2017 for fall entry.
First grade applicants must be six years old by June 1, 2017 for fall entry.

Students born between April and August will be considered contingent on development and on an individual basis. Applicable for kindergarten and first grade applicants.

Required Forms

In addition to the application, we require the following forms to complete the application:

Teacher Evaluation for Kindergarten Applicants:
Teacher Evaluation Kindergarten PDF

Teacher Evaluation for Applicants to Grades 1-5:
Teacher Evaluation Grades 1-5 PDF

Student Essays for Grades 5-8:
Student Essays Grades 5-8 PDF

Teacher Evaluation for Applicants to Grades 6-8:
Teacher Evaluation Grades 6-8 PDF

Parent/Guardian Statements:
Parent/Guardian Statements PDF

Request for Records or Transcript for Applicants to Grades 1-8:
Transcript Request Printable PDF

Please forward the appropriate forms to your child’s current teacher or records office.  Bright Water Waldorf School will accept the completed forms in either digital or print format.

1. Email the completed forms to dbergler@brightwaterwaldorf.org; or

2. Mail the paper versions to 1501 10th Ave E Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98102 (Attn: David Bergler).

Admissions Procedures

  • Preschool and Kindergarten applicants and their parents will be scheduled for a family interview after receipt and review of the complete application.
  • Parents of applicants applying to grades 1-8 will be scheduled for a parent interview while the student is scheduled for an assessment.
  • A full-day school visit will be scheduled by the admissions office for students applying to grades 2-8.


Acceptance to Bright Water Waldorf School takes into account the physical, social, and emotional development of the child; academic readiness; and the parents’ willingness to work with the principles of Waldorf education.

If at any point you have questions about the application process, please contact our Admissions Office by phone at (206) 624-6176 or via e-mail at dbergler@brightwaterwaldorf.org.