Santa Cruz Waldorf School

2190 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-0950
Tel: (831)425-0519
Grades: PK-8 | 176 students
The Waldorf curriculum forms an ideal framework for social and intellectual growth.
Our school culture values social and environmental responsibility, reflecting the progressive and culturally diverse town of Santa Cruz.
Children do meaningful work indoors as well as outdoors in the yard and garden.
Children are taught to work for the love of work itself and for others, to enjoy the strength of their bodies and their connection to the earth and to one another.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 176 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa Cruz Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

  • A Waldorf education is guided by the tenet that a teacher’s most important goal is to support the development of a child’s unique individual capacities. By paying close attention to the developmental needs of children at each age, a Waldorf education seeks to nurture the gifts that each child brings to the world.A unique aspect of a Waldorf grade school is the class teacher. The class teacher ideally remains with his or her students from first through eighth grade. This system allows the teacher to grow along with the students and facilitates a strong bond of trust between students, parents and teacher.

Profile last updated: 09/11/2015

Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Santa Cruz Waldorf School also viewed these schools: Spring Hill School, Gateway School, Orchard School, Santa Cruz Montessori School and Aptos Academy.
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Cruz
     Spring Hill School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 130 students
    5.3 miles
    250 California Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Santa Cruz
    Grades: K-8 | 243 students
    6.1 miles
    126 Eucalyptus Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Aptos
    Orchard School
    Alternative School
    Grades: KG-6 | 44 students
    11.6 miles
    2408 Trout Gulch Rd
    Aptos, CA 95003
  • Aptos
    Grades: PK-8 | 295 students
    9.2 miles
    6230 Soquel Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003
  • Aptos
    Grades: PK-8 | 98 students
    13.5 miles
    1940 Bonita Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Recent Articles
October 20, 2016
Among the many forms which you must complete when applying to private school is something called The Candidate Statement. Here's what it is involved in preparing this document.
October 19, 2016
Making your job application easy to read will help your application make the first cut.
October 18, 2016
Submit your employment application the way a Swiss watch craftsman builds a watch. With precision and accuracy.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $8,561 for elementary schools and $23,240 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).