School Visits

We’ve created a special collection of school visits to welcome new families and partner with current families whose children are growing into the next stage of their education.

Our Parent Information Events (PIE!) focus on live events, which provide a satisfying forum for mutual learning. Bring your questions.

Get to Know Berkshire Waldorf School

To get started, click on your child’s program button on the “How to Apply” page, and create an account in our family portal, Ravenna.

From Ravenna, you’ll be able to register for events, and we can send you updates, new events and reminders. You can easily access the online school application, too, when you’re ready.

1. School Visit*

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30am

You’re invited to join us for Coffee, Tea & Tour on select Wednesday mornings, in conjunction with the BWS Parent Association’s weekly gathering in the school library.

Upcoming Spring 2024 Tour Dates:

WED March 20, 8:30-9:30a

WED March 27, 8:30-9:30a

WED April 3, 8:30-9:30a

WED April 10, 8:30-9:30a

WED April 24, 8:30-9:30a

Register for planned tour dates in Ravenna, or by appointment. All current and prospective caregivers are welcome. Adults only, please. Questions? Email Admissions Director Robyn Coe at

The Star Code is a visual reminder of our community values, posted throughout the school.
The Star Code, posted throughout our school, is a teaching tool and visual reminder of our community values.

2. Program Introductions

Looking Forward to Middle School *

NEW DATE! WED January 17, 2023, 8:30-9:30 a.m. EST

Starting with coffee in the Jean Zay Memorial Library (BWS Grades School building), this special event is for current and prospective families whose children will be entering Sixth, Seventh or Eighth Grades in September 2024 (and those looking into the future). Meet teachers and administrators to learn more about our Middle School curriculum and programs, and how they uniquely meet your student’s growing understanding, skill and curiosity. We’ll cap off the morning with a visit to Middle School classes in progress.

Adults only, please. Register in your Ravenna family portal, or email Admissions Director Robyn Coe ( to learn more.

*For caregivers applying to Sixth, Seventh or Eighth Grade for their student, please complete both “Looking Forward to Middle School” and “Becoming a Berkshire Waldorf Family” as prerequisites to your child’s teacher interview.

The Science Fair is a highlight of Middle School, including independent research and presentation in physics, chemistry, botany or psychology.
“When you learn teach, when you get give.” – Maya Angelou

3. Becoming a Berkshire Waldorf Family*

NEW DATE! WED January 24, 2024 8:30-9:30am

Berkshire Waldorf School teachers make a bold commitment: to partner with you to nurture your child’s healthy learning and growing for a lifetime.

This event is for ALL parents and caregivers who want to learn more about what it means to become a Waldorf family. Hosted by the BWS Leadership Team, this lively conversation unpacks the cultural aspects of joining Berkshire Waldorf School, a learning community based on warmth, connection and mutual support, and how to get the most out of your brief and unforgettable journey through Early Childhood and the Grades.

Register in Ravenna. All current and prospective caregivers are welcome. Adults only, please.

*As part of your child’s application, we ask prospective parents and caregivers to complete both the school visit (Coffee, Tea & Tour) and “Becoming a Berkshire Waldorf Family” as prerequisites in addition to–and preferably prior to–your family interview with the teachers, since this experience will inform many aspects of your discussion.

Thanks for joining us!

Students learn math as they make something useful in the world–in this case, raised beds for a community garden.