Shining Mountain welcomes foreign students on both an exchange and a non-exchange (tuition paying) basis from Waldorf schools around the world during the student’s tenth or eleventh grade year. The length of the visit or exchange is one semester, from either late August to mid-January or mid-January to early June. Please apply 8-10 months prior to the semester in which you are interested.
Please write a letter of inquiry to the Admissions Director at ErinL@smwaldorf.org to begin the process.After your letter is received, the Admissions Director will be in contact with you with steps for further application.
Exchange opportunities are very limited. You may begin the process of looking for an exchange by submitting a letter of inquiry to the Admissions Director, and then we will try to find a match for you. If accepted, you would continue to pay tuition in your own school, and the Shining Mountain student would do the same at Shining Mountain. An exchange works best when first one student attends the other’s school for a semester, and then the second student attends the first student’s school, rather than a simple swap.
When you inquire,please tell us if paying tuition is an option in case an exchange is not available. You will live with a Shining Mountain family during your stay.
In 2012-13, tuition will be $16,450 for the full academic year, or $8,225 per semester, and room and board is $600 per month for paying guests.
You will be sent an enrollment contract and a medical information sheet, both of which must be completed and returned with proof of medical insurance to cover your stay. Once we have received these enrollment materials and a $900 tuition deposit (paying guests only), then we will issue you the I-20 for your student visa.