Applications and Enrollment

Journey School is a tuition-free and donation-dependent Public Waldorf Charter School in Orange County, California.  Journey’s program uniquely blends academics, arts, and ethics in a wholesome environment.  We are very pleased you are interested in applying for admissions at Journey School, the first charter school in the high performing Capistrano Unified School District.

Prospective Parents

LOTTERY NOTICE: If you submitted an application to the 2016-2017 Lottery, please look for an email dated March 18th with more information about your child’s application status. To accept a placement offer or to confirm your place on our Wait List, please visit your parent portal at

As a school of choice with unique offerings and high expectations, it is important that you are well informed prior to applying. Therefore, please take the following action steps before you submit a Lottery Application:

  1. Spend time carefully reading through the website, links, and Frequently Asked Questions about the lottery.
  2. Sign up early and attend a mandatory school tour during the 2015-16 academic school year prior to the February 29, 2016 Lottery Application deadline. The adult-only tour is offered each Wednesday (while school is in session) from 8:30-11am from October through February.  To sign up for a tour, click on the application link below, create a parent profile, and choose your tour date. Please sign up for a tour early as space is limited during peak enrollment times.
  3. Be sure to complete the entire online application and tour before the deadline on February 29, 2016. Click here for an overview of the application process.
  4. Required documents for the application include the student’s birth certificate and current proof of residency.

To apply to the 2016-2017 Journey School Lottery or Sign up for a School Tour here.

Make An Informed Decision

Once again, thanks for your inquiry into Journey School. We’re excited for your interest. The enrollment process is a wonderful opportunity for your family to reflect upon your educational values and aspirations. It also marks the beginning of our partnership with all parents.

Independent Study Program for the 2016-17 School Year

Click here to learn more about Journey School’s home-based Independent Study Program


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