Alice Birney is a school without neighborhood boundaries, meaning that all students enter through the Sacramento City Unified School District Open Enrollment process. This allows diverse students from throughout all Sacramento city neighborhoods the opportunity to attend a tuition-free Waldorf school. The school district sets a date when parents must register students online through the district site (scusd.edu) or by walk-in at Open Enrollment Center (5735 47th Avenue). All specifics around the Open Enrollment process are available on the district web site.

Because our school curriculum and methods of teaching are unique, in addition to participating in the district Open Enrollment process, Alice Birney has criteria that needs to be met to be included in the district lottery.

To complete the mandatory requirements for enrollment, please click here.

Please note that although siblings living in district boundaries have priority in lottery placement, participation in the district Open Enrollment process is required for attending Alice Birney.

Due to recent legislation, the enrollment age requirement for EK/TK/UPK students is being expanded to include younger students over a 3-4 year period. For now, this will begin with the 22/23 school year with an enrollment window for students turning age 5 from September 2nd through February 2nd. This increases a 2- month window for T K enrollment that has been cut off by December 2nd in the past years. These enrollment date changes will continue in successive years to include all four year old students as the end point.

Annual In-Person Visitation

If you would like to visit Alice Birney Waldorf School, our annual in-person visitation will be on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 8:30-10:00 AM.

 Please note the following important information:

  •  This visitation is not a mandatory step in the enrollment process.
  • Visitation begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Unfortunately, visitors who arrive later than   8:45 will not be able to join the visitation.
  • Please allow yourself about 15 minutes before visitation begins to walk in to the office and sign in.
  • Parking is on the street only. Please do not park in the staff parking.
  • Feel free to come with questions as there will be a question and answer portion at the end of the tour.
  • We are unable to schedule individual in-person visitations. Please try and make this visitation if you are interested in seeing the school in person.
  • No children please. Visitation is for adults only.

Our address is 6251 13th Street, Sacramento, 95831.
We look forward to seeing you!



Knit-a-thon - ongoing through March 22

Thu Feb 29| All-city Honor Orchestra Performance, 6pm McClatchy HS
Wed Mar 13 | School Site Council 4:30pm/Guild Meeting, 5:30pm (zoom)
Fri Mar 15 – Fri Mar 22 | 1st-6th grades- 12:20pm dismissal
Fri Mar 22 | Knit-A-Thon squares due (in office)


Email: alicebirneyattendance@gmail.com or call: 916-395-4510, press 1
Please include the following information when reporting an absence:

  • Parent’s name
  • Child’s full name
  • Teacher’s name
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence

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