Tamarack Waldorf School welcomes and encourages people of all cultures, religions, races, creeds, sexual orientations, and nations of origin to join our school community.
Tamarack Waldorf School students represent neighborhoods and communities throughout metropolitan Milwaukee. In 2013-14, students attending Tamarack come from 37 different zip codes in the greater Milwaukee area, including Bayside, Cudahy, Fox Point, Glendale, Grafton, Greendale, Hales Corners, Hartford, Mequon, New Berlin, Port Washington, Racine, Saukville, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Thiensville, Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Whitefish Bay.
Prior to submitting an application, you will want to gain a first hand experience of Tamarack by attending an Open House, an Information Evening, or taking a tour of our school and talking with our Enrollment Coordinator, Sarah Stokes. Information on all these opportunities is available by contacting the office at 414-277-0009.
The formal admissions process at Tamarack begins when interested families submit an application along with a $50 application fee. (The fee is waived for Milwaukee Parental Choice Program participants.) Applications are accepted year-round. After your application is received, you will be notified of an interview with the teacher. For kindergarteners, the interview is done in a group format. For students in grades 1-8, a request for school records will be made. Upon receipt of school records, the teacher will call to set up an interview appointment. Your son or daughter may visit the classroom before or after the interview. Upon acceptance, the school Administrator will send a letter to your family.
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Tamarack participates in the Milwaukee Parental Choice (Voucher) Program. For the 2013-14 academic year, a family residing in the city of Milwaukee will be eligible for the program if, in the case of a family of four, its 2012 adjusted gross income is less than $70,947. If your family will be participating in Choice, your application needs to be received during an Open Enrollment Period, usually the 1st through the 20th of each month. The Enrollment Coordinator will supply that information. New Choice students must submit income documentation (a copy of 2012 federal tax forms) and Milwaukee residency documentation (typically a utility bill) along with the Choice application form. It is recommended that new parents fill out these forms at the Tamarack office so that staff can review the documents with parents present to make sure all information is complete and accurate.
It is central to the vision of Tamarack that Waldorf Education be made available to all those who recognize its value. Our goal is to create a diverse community that includes families with a wide variety of financial capacities, while remaining responsible to our economic obligations. For families who do not qualify for the Choice Program, tuition assistance may be available. To be considered for tuition assistance, you must submit an application to the school’s Tuition Assistance Committee. The committee will make recommendations for tuition agreements that reflect the human and organizational realities of our community.
Tuition Schedule 2013-14
- 2 Morning Pre-Kindergarten $2700
- 3-5 Morning Pre-K/Kindergarten $4100 – 6500
- 3-5 All-Day Pre-K/Kindergarten $4900 – 7600
- Grades 1-8 $7600
Applications for Pre-K classrooms must be for children who are 3 years old before June 1.
Applications for the Kindergartens must be for children who are 4 years old by June 1.