Grade School

Apply Now | Grades 1-5

Grade School Application
Instructions for Prospective Families

  1. Click on the Early Childhood Application button above.
  2. Select the "Create Account" link to create username and password.
  3. Type in your username in a "firstnamelastname" format (i.e. johnsmith).
  4. Select the "Create Account" button.
  • Our system may recognize you by your email address.
  • If the system recognizes your email address, your email address will be highlighted after you press "Submit."
  • If this occurs, select the "Forgot Login?" button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address and name to receive an automatic reply containing your Community Portal username and password.
  • Once you receive a Community Portal username and password you will have access to complete the online application. You can then monitor your student's progress through the admissions process.

Instructions for Current CWS Families

  1. Click on the Grade School Application button above.
  2. Please enter your existing Community Portal username and password when asked.


Application Process | Grades 1-5

  1. Parent(s) attend a School Tour
    Register Online
  2. Complete the Application Form
    • Submit the application fee of $75
    • Include a photo of your child
  3. Complete and sign Academic Record Release Form and email to lgrenholm@chicagowaldorf.org
  4. Request that teachers email recommendations directly to lgrenholm@chicagowaldorf.org
    Class Teacher Recommendation
    Principal or Guidance Counselor (or another teacher of your choice)
  5. Submit the following if relevant:
    • Educational or Neuropsychological Evaluation and 504/IEP
    • Custody agreement & contact information for all parents/guardians
  6. Teachers review the file and determine if applicant moves forward to interview.
  7. Interview with applicant, parents/guardians and faculty.
  8. For students applying to grades 2-5, a two-day class visit will follow.