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 in-person tours and virtual 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 and experienced our school, we invite you to complete our simple online application.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year, with priority consideration given to applications submitted through February 1. We continue to accept applications for the 2023-24 school year on a space-available basis.

If you have a questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us 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

What is your availability for the 2023-24 school year?
We continue to accept applications for Preschool and Kindergarten until all classes are full. We also continue to accept applications for several grades classes.

Do you have immediate openings in Preschool and Kindergarten?
We have limited openings available in our Preschool and Kindergarten programs and will continue to accept applications until classes are full.

Do you have immediate openings in Grades 1-8?
We currently have limited openings in our grades program, and will accept applications until classes are full.

Do you have openings in your childcare program?
We currently have a waiting list for our Toddler Program (18 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 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 3-5 days with their peers and prospective teacher.