Detroit Waldorf School

Tel: (313)822-0300
Grades: PK-8 | 175 students
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The Detroit Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that skillfully integrates the arts and academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. Waldorf teachers blend creative activities with scientific and intellectual study to create a balance between the sciences, humanities and arts.
The curriculum includes two foreign languages, fine and practical arts, music, rigorous academics and physical education.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 175 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Detroit Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,725
Tuition Notes We have an Accessible Tuition program that allows us to make adjustments based on financial need.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Charis Calender-Suemnick

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,
GymnasticsLacrosse,
Soccer

School Notes

  • The Detroit Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that skillfully integrates the arts and academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. This unique educational philosophy encourages a lifelong love of learning.  The Waldorf model was developed in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner.  Today, it is one of the fastest growing educational movements in the United States.The goal of Waldorf education is to enable students to realize their unique potential and meet the challenges of the changing world we live in. Waldorf teachers blend creative activities with scientific and intellectual study to create a balance between the sciences, humanities and arts. The curriculum includes two foreign languages, fine and practical arts, music, and physical education.Young students develop a strong foundation for academic learning and creative thinking through a play-based curriculum.  Older students are met with an academically rigorous program that prepares them for creative, critical thinking and individual initiative beyond high school.

Profile last updated: 05/27/2015

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