Frequently Asked Questions

Half Day programs meet from 9:00 am–12:00 pm; Full Day programs meet from 9 am–3 pm. For our Extended Day programs (available to Full Day students only), Early Birds meets from 8:30-9 am; Owls’ Nest meets from 3-5:30 pm.

Acorn Hill provides a mid-morning snack to all children. Full Day children bring their own packed lunch from home. Owls’ Nest children are provided a snack in the afternoon.

Acorn Hill is located just inside the beltway, west of Colesville Road, off Sligo Creek Parkway.

Acorn Hill has approximately 60 students in our school year programs.

Our classes have up to 14 students in each Nursery, and up to 16 students in each Mixed Age Kindergarten.

At Acorn Hill, the ratio is 1 teacher per 10 children. All classrooms will have 2-3 teachers present during the school day.

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery follow all state and local requirements for student registration and immunization, including reporting vaccination status to the state, opening student records to health department review, and excluding students from school if they do not comply with requirements or if there is an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease against which they are not immunized.

The Maryland Health Department requires that all enrolled children must meet minimum vaccination requirements for Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP), Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib), Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR), Pneumococcal (PCV), Polio, and Varicella (Chickenpox), as outlined on this form. Parents are required to provide the immunization form along with a health inventory prior to a child attending a school. The Maryland Health Department allows medical contraindication and religious objections to vaccination.

Our Lead Teachers have a bachelor degree or higher and Waldorf Early Childhood Education training, or are currently in training. Waldorf training is a specialized 3 year part-time program that provides the foundation of pedagogical teaching.

You may apply online. Once we receive your application, we will be in touch with next steps. For more detailed information, click Admissions, or call our school office directly.

The deadline to apply is February 1 for first consideration acceptances.

Applications received after February 1 are processed on a rolling basis, with admissions decisions made as openings are available.

Admissions and Financial Aid decisions are sent out in early March.

Acorn Hill offers a sibling discount, a 10% tuition remission applied to the lesser tuition(s). This applies to Nursery and Kindergarten classes only; it does not apply to our Parenting, Summer, Early Birds or Extended Care programs.

Acorn Hill offers financial aid on a limited basis. For more information, click Tuition & Aid, or call the school office directly. Financial Aid and grant applications are due February 1 for first consideration.

Please plan to attend one of our School Tours to learn more about Acorn Hill and our programming. Other than Tours, parents are not permitted in the building or on the playground except by appointment only.

School Tours are aimed at adults only. We will arrange your child to visit the school once we have received your application.

After Acorn Hill, children successfully transition into a wide variety of public, private and homeschool environments.

Please call our school office at 301-565-2282 or email Monica (