Waldorf educational philosophy

How to apply

Our Waldorf educational philosophy is best understood in person. That’s why we require all applicants to schedule a tour and if you decide to apply, spend time with your child’s prospective teacher or class. We are currently offering virtual tours and interviews with the admissions office! Click the link above to schedule a virtual meeting.

Once you have visited campus or met with our admissions team (virtually!) and experienced our school, we invite you to complete our simple online application.

If you have a questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions team via email at admissions@clws.org or phone 612.767.1502. Some of our most frequently asked questions have been answered below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have openings in Preschool and Kindergarten?
Yes. We are near capacity for all classes, but will continue to accept applications until classes are full.

Do you have openings in Grades 1-8?
We currently have limited space in 2nd, 5th, and 7th grade, and will accept applications until classes are full. Families are always welcome to inquire about 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 8th grade, as situations can change.

Do you have openings in your childcare program?
We currently have a waiting list for our Toddler and Nursery Childcare Program (16 months – 36 months). Applications are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis throughout the year.

What is the cost of tuition?
City of Lakes Waldorf School is committed to making an excellent Waldorf education affordable. Click here to learn more.



Please contact us to schedule an adults-only tour (Now conducting virtual tours and meetings!) or attend any one of our information events to explore the Waldorf educational philosophy. Families are also welcome to contact the admissions office at admissions@clws.org or 612.767.1502 for more information.



If you liked what you saw on your (virtual) visit, complete our simple online application.



Finally, to make sure we’re right for you, we invite your child to spend up to three days with their peers and prospective teacher. We are currently conducting all family and student interviews virtually, and look forward to getting to know you through this experience.