Registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year

Fill out our Intent to Enroll, just click Apply Now.

A diverse community benefits all our students and we encourage all eligible families to explore our programs. Enrollment is open to students residing in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa counties.


Application for the Homeschool Program

We are currently enrolling for the 2024-25 school year.  If spots are no longer available students will be placed on a waitlist.

Information about the 2024-25 school year that all families should know:

  • School Calendar- field trips will be announced in August 2024
  • The enrollment cap for the Homeschool program currently is 460 students.
  • Students will be provided with an abundance of online resources, community tutoring, field trips and so much more to engage them socially and academically
  • Academic funding will be up to $2,000 for students in TK-8th grade and $2,400 for students in grades 9-12.  If a student starts after the first day of school this funding does depreciate.

If you have filled out the Intent to Enroll, please look out for an email from  [email protected] with additional instructions on how to continue the application process.

Application Process for the Bothin Waldorf Program

  • We highly recommend WATCHING THIS VIDEO on Waldorf Education before inquiring.
  • Complete the intent to enroll linked above depending which year you are applying for
  • In person program introduction is required
    • Tour
    • Open House
    • 1 on 1 meeting with a member of the Support Team on campus or virtually

The lottery for all students applying to be in the TK/Kindergarten classes will occur on February 15, 2024.  This will be a virtual experience and those entered will receive notification of how to watch via Zoom.  Only those with completed applications will be entered.  Any who apply after February 14, 2024, will be placed on a waitlist.

The registration window for the 2023-24 school year for the Bothin Waldorf program ends on February 14, 2024, at 5:00 pm.

We will be following this protocol:

Applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment period each year for enrollment in the following school year.  Following the open enrollment period each year, applications shall be counted to determine whether the Charter School has received more Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten applications than availability in the Bothin Program.  If this happens, the Charter School will hold a public random drawing to determine admission. 

Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be given to the following students as follows: All students currently enrolled in the Charter School and siblings of enrolled students, as well as children of Heartwood teachers and staff and Founding Board Members, shall be exempt from the lottery. Preferences will be extended to residents of the authorizing District when names are placed into a random drawing; the names of District residents will be placed in the drawing twice, whereas non-district residents’ names will be placed in the drawing only once. In the drawing, the Charter School will not limit enrollment access for pupils with disabilities or other disadvantaged students.


After the public random drawing, all students who were not granted admission due to capacity shall be given the option to put their name on a waitlist according to their draw in the lottery. This waitlist will allow students the option of enrollment in the case of an opening during the 2024-25 school year before enrollment closes for the year. In no circumstance will a wait list carry over to the following school year.


Please note that if siblings happen to be in the same lottery if one sibling’s name is drawn the sibling preference will automatically be triggered and the remaining sibling will get the next available placement in the class, or on the waitlist, whichever is available