Enrollment is Open year-round!
Before contacting us, please take the time to educate yourself and your family about this educational philosophy. Information on our 'Resources' page is a good starting point. If you think this could be a good fit for your family, please inquire with the school. Find that link below:
WSS is open to students, ages 5 – 18, who can be responsible, safe, and respectful while experiencing freedom in their educational program. All students must be able to follow the rules voted on at School Meeting.
Parents will need to apply and pay a $220 non-refundable application fee to start this process - $200 will be credited to the family's tuition if they proceed with enrollment.
WSS is currently enrolling students between the ages of 5-14 years old as time is needed in this environment before completing the diploma process.
WSS wishes that all families that desire this type of education will be able to afford it. WSS has two options for tuition for your child(s):
1. APPLY TO FACTS: Your tuition will be set based on your family’s income and expenses, determined through a financial application process administered by FACTS. You will be required to submit income verification during this process.
There is a $40 fee for this application paid to FACTS. Eventually, the family will also set up their tuition payment plan through this system and are responsible for the fees pertaining to that.
2. Contact the school to ask about our tuition prices for your child(s) for the upcoming school year for those families that do not wish to complete the FACTS application.
Part-time enrollment is available for 4-5-year-olds that can demonstrate responsibility, safety, and respect after observing during a visiting week.
When families have learned about self-directed education and are ready to pursue enrollment, they will contact the school and begin the application and enrollment process. This will involve a zoom meeting, a visit to the school, and then finalizing all the paperwork before the student begins.
This process can take some time, but we want to ensure that this is a good fit for the family, the young person, and the school as well.