The Alliance for Public Waldorf Education offers three categories or phases of membership.
Each phase has distinct characteristics, rights, and responsibilities. The categories and fees reflect the development of a school from earliest founding days to a mature, fully established school. After the Initiative stage, all members engage in an ongoing seven-year cycle of self-study and peer review. This supports their growth and development and ensures that Public Waldorf education is…ever-evolving and continuously renewed through practice, research, observation and active reflection.
Groups of parents, teachers and/or interested community members considering forming a school out of their interest in Public Waldorf education. This phase lasts through the founding of a school and into its initial years of operation. Dues: $500 until operational, then $5 per student per year.
Member schools that have at least three years of successful operation with enrolled students.They have undertaken an initial self-study and peer review, describing their alignment with the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education. Dues: $10 per student per year.
Member schools that have matured to the point where the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education are substantially integrated throughout the school, confirmed by a full self study and peer review. Only Full Members are eligible for the Public Waldorf service mark at this time. Dues: $10 per student.
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At the heart of the process is self-study and peer review with transparency, integrity and support.
The Alliance for Public Waldorf Education has an agreement with AWSNA to sub-license the term “Public WaldorfSM”.