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All students residing in the state of California are eligible for admission to Sebastopol Charter, A Public Waldorf School. 

 

As requests for students to enroll in our school exceed the number of available seats, our Kindergartens and Grades are filled through a Lottery application. This is in accordance with California Education Code as it applies to Charter Schools and our school's enrollment policy (see below).

 

Parents of prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend a school tour prior to the lottery date.  Each year we offer Enrollment Events and Tours to learn more about our curriculum which is guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education.

All events take place at 1111 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol 

 

Sign Up For A School Tour Here

​Enrollment Lottery Applications will be available on our website in November. The Lottery will be held at 3:30 pm on March 9 2020 in the school Assembly Hall conducted by one of our school board Directors and our Principal/Executive Director. The DEADLINE for your application to be considered is 4pm on Feb. 13, 2020

In order to be considered for enrollment in Kindergarten, students must turn 5 years old before December 2nd of the year enrolling. Students who turn 5 before May 31st attend one year of Kindergarten. Students who turn 5 between June 1 and December 2, attend two years of Kindergarten.

Enrollment Process

  • If applying for Kindergarten, attend the Kindergarten Orientation and Open House
    on Feb. 1 , 9:00 - 11:30 am (Parents Only)
    .  
    This meeting will begin in our Assembly Hall and provide you with an overview of our education and assist you in deciding whether Sebastopol Charter is the right choice for your child.
  • Attend an Enrollment Tour  (Parents Only).
  • Submitt Enrollment Lottery Application by filling out our Online 2020-21 Enrollment Lottery Application (or stop by our office to use our computer for filing online). Applications will be available by December 1. The Filing Deadline is 4pm on Feb.13, 2020
  • For more information email the Enrollment Coordinator at rflug@sebastopolcharter.org 

Enrollment Admissions Policy

The lottery will be held at 3:30 on March 9 in the school Assembly Hall, as required by law and according to our school's charter with preference given in the following order :

1. Presently enrolled students 
2. Children of school staff members
3. Siblings of currently enrolled students
4. Children who live in the Sebastopol Union School District (to check your district, go here: District Look-up) * see below for partial policy
5. All other students residing in California

An applicant will stay on the appropriate waiting list for the year for which you applied, after which time you need to submit another application for the following year if you are still interested in having your child at our school. We do not carry our waiting lists forward.

For those seeking more information about education guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education, please visit our Charter Notes and News page where helpful videos and articles related to Waldorf Education are listed.

* In-District Residence Requirements Board Policy: The student's primary residence as of the date or their application AND as of the date of their submission of their completed enrollment packet lies within SUSD. The in-district residence has been the student's primary residence for at least one month prior to the admission lottery, or the family otherwise demonstrates an intention to continue long-term residency within SUSD. The student's family provides proof of residency by providing the school with two formal documents.

We also require families to be in compliance with SB277 and SB276, a vaccination requirement for students (1) entering Kindergarten for the first time, (2) entering 7th grade, (3) transferring from out-of-state, or (4) who have a medical exemption that meets the requirements of current laws in California. Full details can be found at: www.shotsforschool.org.