Family Referral Program

Thank You for Helping Us Spread the Word

Introduce a new family to the Waldorf Academy Admissions team. Receive a $1,000 tuition credit if your referral leads to enrollment of their child/ren in our Kindergarten or Grade School (Gr. 1-8) programs! Conditions apply.

Family Referrals

Waldorf Academy families, our incredible ambassadors








Introducing Our New Family Referral Program

We know word-of-mouth is our most powerful source for matching right-fit families with our school community.  That’s why we’ve launched our Family Referral Program. And who better to spread the word and share stories of Why Waldorf? than our very own families.

How it Works

Suppose you know a family (or child/ren) who you feel would be well-served by our school, our learning environment and this community. Help them choose us by sharing your own reasons for selecting our school, and help connect us so that we can become partners on their learning journey.

Make an Introduction to Our Admissions Team

  1. Simply send an email to our Admissions Manager
  2. Include your contact, e.g., family, friend, neighbour on the e-mail, and
  3. The Grade(s)/programs they’re interested in, e.g., Grades 3 and 4
  4.  Remind them to put your name on the referral section of the application in order to qualify

We’ll follow up directly to schedule a personal meet-and-greet, or even set up a guided tour of the school.

If your referral includes your name on the Application Form in the Referral field and we make an offer of acceptance, and they enrol in any of our Kindergarten and/or Grades 1-8 programs, we’ll thank you by offering a chance to redeem a $1,000 tuition credit.


Start Now, Make an Introduction!
You may have passed our information on to family or friends in the past, THANK YOU!  We encourage you to take this one step further – please make an introduction by emailing:

Lian Novak, Admissions Manager:


Real Gems, from Waldorf Academy Parents

Watch our featured interview with Waldorf parent, Abi Etches-Raheel

She reflects on her family’s time at the school, the memories they are grateful for, and her son’s personal and emotional growth alongside our teachers who made sure he felt academically challenged, and fulfilled.

Watch Abi’s interview:

Questions (and Answers):

00:47 – Abi’s process for choosing our school.
03:04 – How Abi’s child responded to being at Waldorf Academy.
04:47 – What her son liked most about Waldorf Academy.
06:51 – What Abi appreciated the most about Waldorf Academy.
08:15 – Room for improvement.
09:31 – What surprised her about the school.
10:58 – The school’s highest values.
11:26 – The typical family at Waldorf Academy.
12:48 – Proud moments at Waldorf Academy.
14:16 – The teachers and administration at the school.
15:36 – Three reasons Abi recommends the school to new families.
16:28 – Advice for new families searching for a school.

Read more Waldorf Academy parent testimonials, or email us to include yours!


Upcoming Admissions Events

Invite your family and friends to register to attend one of our upcoming events! They’ll meet the team, learn more about Waldorf’s programs, Tuition Fees and so much more!

> See our Upcoming Events page for more happenings.


Referral Program – Terms and Conditions

    1. The program is open to all Waldorf Academy families.
    2. The offer applies to new referred families for the Kindergarten and Grade School, i.e., does not apply to siblings of current students enrolled at Waldorf Academy.
    3. The tuition credit is per family referred, not per student.
    4. There is no limit to the number of families that can be referred; however, the tuition credits cannot exceed 50% of the referring family’s annual tuition fee. Referring family must also remain enrolled for the entire academic year to which the tuition credit is applied.
    5. The referring family must receive an acknowledgement and confirmation of their referral via the referred family’s Application Form, in order to be eligible for the tuition credit.
    6. The referred family must follow the standard enrollment process and meet the standard enrollment criteria. Final decision for student acceptance rests with Waldorf Academy Admissions/Administration.
    7. To receive the tuition credits, the referred family must be enrolled and attending by September 30th of the next school year.
    8. The tuition credits will be applied to the referring family for next academic year (or the last payment of current school year, if referring family’s child is in Grade 8).
    9. Tuition credits hold no cash value, are non-refundable and are not eligible for tax receipts.
    10. The Family Referral Program may be discontinued at any time at the discretion of Waldorf Academy.

Tuition Assistance

Our school strives to include an economic and social population that reflects our city and our world. Families who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for tuition assistance. Please visit Tuition Assistance for more information. You’ll also find our interview with Globe and Mail discussing Financial Assistance for families enrolled in private schools.

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