The instructions below will guide you through the admissions process.
Step One: Open House or a Tour
The best way to know if Spring River is a good fit for your family is to attend an open house or a personal or group tour. During the school year, there is a link to request a tour that will help you schedule a tour with a member of our staff. During summer months tours will not be possible so please contact our Program Director for more information. Our admissions process begins by allowing parents to learn about our Waldorf-inspired outdoor education and to experience it firsthand by exploring our classrooms and watching the students engage their heads, hands, and hearts as they learn. A tour will help you to determine if Spring River’s unique approach to education is compatible with your child’s learning style.
Step Two: Application
The second step in the admissions process is to complete and submit the application form and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $35 through FACTS Management software, starting February 1, 2023.
Step Three: Acceptance Process
Once your application is received and reviewed by the administration, your child may be invited for a *class visit or trial day (s).
Step Four: Registration
If your child is accepted, an enrollment notification with a link will be sent out for full registration with a nonrefundable fee of $150.00 through FACTS.
If a class has reached capacity, prospective students will be considered for the waitlist. If a vacancy occurs, the child will be invited for a classroom visit with the same guidelines applied as described above.
For Returning Students
Re-enrollment for returning students opens on February 1, 2023. Current students may choose to re-enroll in their FACTS family portal account. Follow the steps, pay the $100 nonrefundable registration fee per family with a $10 additional fee per sibling, and submit. Preference for enrollment will be given to current families in current programs until February 14, 2023, when registrations open up to the greater community.
*Classroom Visits and Trial Days
Prospective students for all our programs will be invited to spend a day (or more) in the classroom for which they are applying.
During a class visit, your child will fully participate in all classes and activities, providing a complete immersion into our curriculum. Parents do not attend the classroom visits, allowing the child to experience the program as he or she would as a Spring River student. After the visit, parents may receive a request to participate in a follow-up meeting with the teacher and/or our Program Director.
Students applying to Spring River after the school year has ended may be invited to attend a meeting with the teacher or program administrator and/or be requested to participate in a classroom visit once school has resumed.
The final decision to accept a child into the class is made by the class teacher. The decision is based on many factors, including an evaluation of the classroom visit, a review of any relevant records from schools or other programs, parent conferences, and the needs of the current class. Parents will be informed of the decision in a timely fashion.