How to apply
The School accepts admissions all year round (with an exception in the summer term where only Kindergarten children moving up to Class 1 are accepted), allowing children to start at any point in the academic session. There is no academic entrance exam and we welcome pupils of all academic abilities, valuing them for what they bring to the School community.
Through our admissions process we aim to establish
- That you have a clear understanding of the distinctive education we offer before you commit to us.
- That we feel satisfied we can meet your child’s needs before we commit to you.
- We suggest that you first visit us for a Private Tour or Open Morning or A Day in the Classroom.
- Please then read our Admissions Process Booklet.
- Complete an online Application Form and submit it with supporting documents and appropriate fee. Please contact admissions if you would like a paper based application form.
- If you are applying for Fee Assistance, please also submit your New Parents’ Fee Assistance Application Form. This will not be reviewed until your school application and application fee have also been received.
- Interview process is then:
- For Kindergarten, you will be interviewed with your child present.
- For Lower and Upper School, your child will normally be assessed by three or four members of staff in sequential meetings to determine whether we can meet your child’s needs. A separate meeting will take place with you as parents.
If your application for your child(ren) is succesful, you will receive a formal offer together with a copy of our parent & school contract. You can then review these and make your decision to join us here at Michael Hall.
“The curriculum is designed to meet the children where they are at in their child-development. Embedded into the curriculum are much more hands on and craft based lessons. In general I observe the children coming out of the lower school (upper primary) with curiosity, a love of learning, practical competency and common sense. I observe the children entering the upper school at around age 14 with an emotional intelligence and a culture of acceptance within their peer group far beyond what I have witnessed in any other school regardless of state or independence sector - this is what first drew me to learn more about Steiner Waldorf education.”Parent