How to Apply

How to Apply to Sound Circle Center Teacher Training Program for EC and Grades

This program prepares students to practice Waldorf education in early childhood and grade school environments. Through an intensive format that integrates Foundation Studies and Practicum over 25 months, students are immersed in the theory and practice of Waldorf education so that they are well-prepared and confident to work with children.

Step One: Application

  • Fill out an application for Grades or Early Childhood (EC).
  • Application deadline if also applying for financial aid is April 20; otherwise, June 1.

Step Two: Phone Interview

  • Once an application is received the appropriate program director will be in touch to set up a phone interview.

Step Three: Financial Aid

  • An email will go out in April with a link to our Financial Aid application. Sound Circle Center will need proof of income. If applying for an AWSNA Grant we will need a letter from your employer stating what funds they are willing to match towards tuition.
  • Financial Aid applications are accepted April 20-May 20.
  • Financial aid awards will be announced by June 15.

Step Four: Enrollment Agreements

  • Enrollment agreements will be created by June 15.
  • Enrollment Agreements must be signed and submitted to the business manager, along with a deposit payment, before the start of the first class. (Deposit payment is equivalent to one month's tuition payment.)


If you have any questions regarding this process, please email the business manager, Mona Anastas, at BusinessManager@soundcirclecenter.org.

"What is important is that teachers become capable in the presence of each child and in each moment to newly form and reform the educational task. For the true teacher, pedagogy must be something living, something new at each moment….We could even say that the best pedagogy–stated radically–is one that the teacher continually forgets and that is continually reignited each time the teacher is in the presence of the children and sees in the them living powers of developing human nature."

— Rudolf Steiner, The Spirit of the Waldorf School