Portland Waldorf School

2300 SE Harrison St
Portland, OR 97222-0972
Tel: (503)654-2200
Grades: NS-12
From our beautiful 7.2 acre campus in Milwaukie, our mission is to work out of the insights of Rudolf Steiner to educate children for the whole of life.
We nurture the imagination, cultivate the intellect, and recognize the spirit of each child.
In this way, children are strengthened individually and socially to meet the challenges of life.
Portland Waldorf School offers a broad education that includes, in addition to a full range of academic subjects, foreign language instruction, music, art (fine and applied), drama, movement, and physical education for all students.
Teachers introduce subjects when possible through imaginative and direct experience and movement, which appeals to the different ways children learn. Graduates are known as independent, interdisciplinary thinkers with an enthusiasm for learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Average Class Size 26 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Mary Beaton
Admissions Associate Shanti McCarter


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced unicycling - Grades 4 - 6, Chess Club, Circus arts - Grades 4 - 6, Student Ambassador Program - High School, Student Government - High School Chess Club, Advanced unicycling - Grades 4 - 6,
Circus arts - Grades 4 - 6,
Student Ambassador Program - High School,
Student Government - High School,

School Notes

  • Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 as the Morning Song School. In the years since, it has steadily grown and moved through several locations in the Portland area before settling on our Milwaukie campus in 2002. In 1999, a dedicated group of faculty came together to grow Portland Waldorf High School, and today we are proud to offer a Waldorf education that spans early childhood through 12th Grade. PWS is a proud member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

Profile last updated: 01/14/2016

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5.0 Stars   06/07/14
My child attended the Portland Waldorf School from Kindergarten through his senior year in high school. We could not ask for a more nurturing and supportive environment for our child. He was accepted to all the colleges that he applied to and offered scholarships by most of them. We feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful - nurturing school for our son. The bonus is the rich applied arts programs that are missing in most public high schools. His portfolio was rich with woodworking, metal smithing, fiber arts and fine art!
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