Getting to Know Berkshire Waldorf School

We’ve created this special collection of school visits to welcome new families and partner with current families whose children are “moving up” to the next stage of their education. This introductory series combines both live and recorded events. To register for any of these events, click on your child’s program button on the “How to Apply” page, and create an account in our parent portal, Ravenna (if you haven’t already). You’ll be able to access registration for any and all of these events there. See you soon!

Step A: Visit or Virtual Visit

We offer in-person welcome tours most Wednesday mornings starting at 8:30 a.m., in conjunction with our weekly Community Cafe. Join Admissions Director Robyn Coe for this look into the daily life of our vibrant education for Toddlers through Teens. Learn more about the curriculum and programs at BWS, and the application process for prospective families. All are welcome; adults only. No need to complete a school application to attend (although please go ahead if you’re ready!), but this visit is a required step in the application process. To register, call 413-528-4015 x. 106 or email

Update: Virtual Visit recordings are also available. Please email Admissions Director Robyn Coe at to receive a recording.

Step B: Becoming a Berkshire Waldorf Family

A Berkshire Waldorf education is collaborative, active, delightful and effective. BWS teachers make a bold commitment: to partner with you to nurture your child’s healthy learning and growing for a lifetime.

Join this live, virtual workshop to meet BWS teachers, administrators and alumni. During the evening, you’ll discover what it can mean for your family to join BWS, a learning community based on warmth, connection and mutual support.

All current and prospective parents and caregivers are welcome.

Update: Although this event has passed, email to receive a recording. Adults only, please. For applicants, we ask that you complete this prerequisite in addition to your child’s teacher interview.

Step C: Program Introductions

Looking Forward to First Grade  TUES February 14, 2023,8:30 a.m. EST

For all current and prospective parents whose children will be 6 by Sept 1, 2023 (or those looking into the future).

Update: Although this meeting has passed, a recording is available. Note that recordings are intended for adults only. Please email to learn more.

Looking Forward to Middle School TUES March 21, 2023, 8:30 a.m. EST

This live event is for all parents and caregivers considering 6th, 7th and 8th Grades, with a peek ahead to High School. Meet the teachers to learn more about our Middle School curriculum and programs, with plenty of time for your questions. Register in your Ravenna family portal or email to receive directions. Important note: This meeting is for adults only.