Deadlines & Waitpool

Deadlines for Registration for the 2021-22 School Year

For Current Students

Families who would like to maintain their child’s spot in our programs, have until February 26th to return their:

  • signed tuition agreement
  • post-dated cheques OR updated automatic withdrawal form
  • registration deposit ($250 per child to a maximum of $500)
  • ATP forms and supporting documentation (if applicable)

We have a limited number of program options in each of our early years classes and they are filled on a first come, first served basis starting February 1st. We strongly encourage you to return your tuition agreement as soon as possible after receiving it.

Anyone not signing back their tuition agreement by February 26th will lose their priority in the wait pool, which may affect their child’s enrolment. Failure to return all paperwork and fees by February 26th, will result in a late payment fee equal to the amount of your registration deposit.

After February 26th spots will be offered to applicants in the wait pool. Parents will be notified of an available spot by phone and will be given 2 business days to sign a tuition agreement. This process may take several weeks.

Siblings of Current Students

If you have a sibling of an enrolled student who is not currently enrolled at LWS and you are interested in submitting an application, please contact our Enrolment Coordinator as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2021 to ensure consideration of the application in time for the priority registration timeline.

New Families

We are currently accepting inquiries for all programs. It is highly recommended that if you wish to apply for a spot in one of our programs, that you do so as soon as possible. Please complete an inquiry form!  Applications received after February 1st may experience a delay or compromised access to enrolment.

For All Applications

After an interview, students accepted into the program will be offered a place in class if one is available or be placed in the wait pool if not.

Families are required to complete a financial contract and submit a deposit of $250 per child up to a maximum of $500 per family within 2 business days of receiving notification that the child has been accepted in order to secure their space in class. The tuition adjustment process may be entered into at this point if required.

Unsecured spaces will be opened to the wait pool.

Families in the wait pool will be notified as soon as a space becomes available.  At any time, a family could ascertain the position of their child in the wait pool without violating the privacy and confidentiality of others.

Accessible Tuition Program (ATP)


In order to be eligible for a tuition adjustment, families must remit all ATP paperwork within 14 calendar days of receiving notification that the child has been accepted.

The fee adjustment conversation must take place and the contract must be finalized before the child joins the class.

Wait Pool Policy

London Waldorf School has written this policy with the following considerations in mind: fair and timely assessment of applications, and creating healthy classes with a view to long-term enrollment stability.  We do not accept fees to be placed in our wait pool.

Parents with children on the waitlist and whose applications are under consideration are encouraged to learn more about Waldorf education and to attend parent education talks and introductory events.

Programs offered at London Waldorf School have limited spaces available, and as such, we are not always able to accommodate all applicants. In order to ensure we do not exceed our capacity in a given program, applications for the next school year, as well as mid-year applications for full classes, are placed in a wait pool.

Regulations in our CCEYA-legislated Licensed Care Programs and London Waldorf School policies affect various aspects of the number and make-up of each classroom environment, thereby affecting the wait pool.

Generally, the school utilizes the following criteria to determine the wait pool ranking:

  1. Students already enrolled in licensed care, kindergarten or grades programs on December 31st will have first priority in the program recommended by their child’s teacher for the subsequent year. The teacher will consult with the parents prior to making this recommendation.
  2. Parents of currently enrolled students who wish to newly enrol a sibling in our school’s regular program (not including those attending our Home Schooling Visitor Day or the Parent and Child classes)  and faculty members wishing to newly enroll their child will have second priority.
  3. Third priority is given to families of children who enrol in the current year after December 31st, but before February 1st.
  4. Fourth priority is extended to students enrolled in our Home Schooling Visitor Day or Parent and Child classes.
  5. Families who are new to the school are given fifth priority.
  6. Exceptions to the above criteria are approved by both the Early Childhood Education Chairperson and Administrative Chairperson or designates.

Access to Wait Pool

Families who have chosen to be placed in a wait pool may contact the Enrolment Coordinator to inquire about the current composition of the wait pool for their student’s age level. In order to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all families in the wait pool, access to the full wait pool will not be permitted.