Urban Prairie Waldorf School

Waldorf Early Childhood Program Admissions

Urban Prairie is currently accepting applications for the 2018/19 academic year.  Applicants must turn three by September 1, 2018 in order to be considered for admission.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather Berhalter, admissions@urbanprairie.org.


Waldorf Early Childhood Schedule Options

Half days (8:00am – 12:30pm) & full days (8:00am – 3:30pm)

  • 5 days
  • 3 days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • 2 days (Thursday, Friday)
  • Aftercare is available from 3:30-6:00pm

Application Process

  • Attend an Open House (at our new campus located at 1310 S. Ashland).  You can RSVP for an Open House via our website.  Parents may bring their children to play in the classroom and enjoy a family circle and story time.  There will also be a brief overview of Waldorf education and the Early Childhood program.  


  • File an online application (complete with any applicable evaluations and/or teacher recommendations if your child has attended another school) by February 15.  Applications submitted after February 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis based on space availability in the class.  You will need to create an account on the Big Sis site in order to apply.  Once you have an account set up, you can click the “New” button in order to start an Early Childhood application.  


  • Upon receipt of a complete application, the Admissions Office will schedule a playgroup for small groups of applicants (3-6) and parents/guardians. This gives our teachers an opportunity to observe children in free play and answer any questions that parents may have.  Parents may also request an individual conversation with faculty.  Teachers may request an individual meeting and/or class visit following the playgroup.


  • The admissions decision is made by the Early Childhood admissions team and will be communicated to families within three weeks of the playgroup or as soon as possible for rolling admissions applicants.


  • Enrollment contracts along with the supply fee and an $800 tuition deposit are due March 15 or within two weeks of acceptance for rolling admissions applicants.

You can find information about tuition and fees here.  Tuition assistance is available for families (of 5-day students) who demonstrate need.