How to Apply

Pre-Kindergarten – High School

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. We also consider mid-year applications by class and as space permits — please inquire!

For international applications, please proceed directly to our International Student Program page. For students seeking foreign exchange opportunities, please visit our Foreign Exchange Program page for information on how to inquire.



1. Apply

Submit our online application by clicking below. Please include all parents and guardians and pertinent contact information, and complete information about the student’s academic and behavioral development. Note that you only need to fill out one application per family; the form will give you the option to submit information for multiple applicants.

2. Pay

Submit a $75 nonrefundable application fee per student applying. The fee may be paid online by credit card at the link below, or by mailing a check with the applicant’s name in the memo line to: Portland Waldorf School, Attn: Admissions, 2300 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie OR 97222-7527.

International Students
If you are interested in attending PWHS for a year or more, please visit our International Student Information & Inquiry page.

Exchange Students
For Waldorf students wanting to participate in an exchange with a PWHS student, please visit our Foreign Exchange Program page for more information.

 3. Supplemental Materials




  • PWHS Supplemental Application (download and complete: includes 2 pages for the student, 1 page for a parent, a 500 word essay for student, teacher recommendation forms for two teachers to complete, and a request for student records)

4. Next Steps

After you have submitted the online application, application fee, and the supplementary materials listed above, your application is complete and you can look forward to…


After we have received a complete application, we will contact you to schedule a family interview. This meeting allows the teacher to become acquainted with your family and gives parents and students the opportunity to ask questions about the class and school. During High School interviews, the student and parents will meet with HS faculty, and the student will be asked to complete a brief writing and math assignment.


A prospective student in Grades 1-8 may also be invited to visit in the classroom for one to three days. High school applicants are invited to participate in a shadow day at any point during the application process – see our How to Visit page for more details.


Once a student is accepted, our Business Office will contact you to complete the enrollment process through TADS (our online tuition & contract management service). If your family has applied for our Tuition Adjustment program, your award will be processed and included in your tuition contract at this time.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact:

Meghan Hof
Early Childhood-Grade 8
503-654-2200 x209

Connie Vera
Grades 9-12
503-654-2200 x 221

Portland Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.