Application Process

Age Requirements
Manila Waldorf School determines the appropriate grade level for a child primarily on the basis of their age.
ProgramAge during the school year
Parent-Toddler Program1.5-3.5
3 Day Kindergarten Program3.6-4.2
5 Day Kindergarten Program4.3-6.+
Grade 16.3-7
Grade 27.3-8
Grade 38.3-9
Grade 49.3-10
Grade 510.3-11
Grade 611.3-12
Grade 712.3-13
Grade 813.3-14
Grade 914.3-15
Grade 1015.3-16
Grade 1116.3-17
Grade 1217.3-18
Required Documents
  1. A completed application form (see attachment below).
  2. A recent photo of the child (2” x 2”).
  3. Copy of birth certificate.
  4. Letter of recommendation
  5. Copy of report cards, transcript of records, and all other reports from the previous school.
  6. Payment of the application fee (PhP500.00)
Additional Requirements for Grades 8-12.
  • Copy of report cards, transcript of records, standardized test scores, and all other school reports for the last 3 years.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counsellor at the applicant's current school (please obtain standard format from the Admin Office).
  • A completed Student Questionnaire and Parent Questionnaire (available at the Admin Office).
Processing of Applications

Upon complete submission of all the required documents, the following next steps are undertaken.


  • Parent Induction Interview. The Induction Interview is a venue where questions and concerns about Steiner Education – philosophy, pedagogy, home school partnership and administration are clarified.
  • Child Observation/Interview.
    Trial Classes. The child is asked to "sit-in" the class for at least three days to see how s/he will integrate with rest of the children.


  • School Readiness Test (for Grade 1 only).
  • Confirmatory Tests. Should the school deem it necessary, a child may also be asked to take an English and/or Math test.

The school shall endeavour to complete the entire process within 2 weeks (subject to interview and test schedules). The school shall formally inform all applicants of the results of their application.