The best way to know if Spring River is a good fit for your family is to attend an open house or personal tour. Our admissions process begins by allowing parents to learn about our Waldorf-inspired education and to experience it first hand by exploring our classrooms and watching the students engage their heads, hands and hearts as they learn. The tour will help you to determine if Spring River’s unique approach to education is compatible with your child’s learning style.
Prospective students for all our programs will be invited to spend a day (or more) in the classroom for which they are applying. During the 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 administrator.
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 decision to accept a child into the class is made by the class teacher(s). The decision is based on many factors, to include an evaluation of the visit, 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.
If a class has reached capacity, prospective students will be considered for the wait-list. If a vacancy occurs, the child will be invited for a classroom visit with the same guidelines applied as described above.