Enrollment Start Here

Please note that our Main Lottery is Closed. However you can apply for our Late Lottery. In the event we go through all the names on the Main Lottery , we will then turn to the Late Lottery. 


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  Tours are now Over. Check back next fall for the schedule.


Enrollment Process

​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

Application and Lottery

Helpful Information about our Lottery and Admission Process.

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 2 and December 2, attend two years of Kindergarten.

  • If applying for Kindergarten, attend the Kindergarten Orientation and Open House
    on Feb. 1 , 9:00 - 11:30 am (Parents Only)
    You are invited to spend a very special morning with our two Kindergarten teachers and learn about Waldorf education and what is so unique about our Program. 
  • Sign Up for Annual Kindergarten Event
  • Attend an Enrollment Tour where you visit several classrooms during the school day.  (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 are available online. 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 (do not need to enter Lottery)
2. Children of school staff members (do not need to enter Lottery)
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  view our Curriculum pages or visit our Charter Notes and News  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,
Vaccination Requirements for Enrollment for students who 

(1) are entering Kindergarten for the first time, or
(2) are entering 7th Grade, or
(3) are transferring from out-of state, or
(4) do not already have a Medical Exemption (ME) on file with a California school as of December 31, 2019, or
(5) have a previous medical exemption (ME) but are entering a new grade span (TK/K or 7th grade)

These students will be required to meet the CDPH Immunization Requirements for their age.

Students who have a ME on file with a California school as of December 31, 2019 will have to meet the CDPH requirements by the time they are ready to enter the next grade span (either Kindergarten or 7th grade).

If your child is not fully immunized prior to enrollment, CDPH regulations allow for "conditional admission." What this requires is:
(1) Your child receives at least the first dose of all required vaccines prior to admission;
(2) Your child not be currently due for any doses at the time of admission; and
(3) Your child completes all the remaining doses when they become due in accordance with the official "Conditional Admission Immunization Schedule for Grade K-12.”
If a student is “conditionally admitted” and does not receive the remaining doses when due, the law states that the student may not attend school and will be dis-enrolled.

Full details of the CDPH Immunization Requirements can be found at: www.shotsforschool.org