Washington Waldorf School

4800 Sangamore Road,
Bethesda, MD, 20816-0208
Tel: (301)229-6107
Grades: PK - 12 | 286 students
Washington Waldorf School's mission is to educate and inspire our students to develop a life-long love of learning based on the balance of academic, artistic, and practical skills; a clear-thinking mind with a compassionate heart; an appreciation of truth and beauty; a practical, creative will; a respect and love for humanity and nature; and a confidence in the ability to make a positive difference in the world.
Together, parents, teachers, and alumni strive to fulfill the impulse of Waldorf education by promoting a culturally, socially, and economically diverse school, extending this initiative to the wider community.
The school is an active participant in the worldwide Waldorf education movement that finds its inspiration in the pioneering work of Rudolf Steiner.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 286 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Washington Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1792
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes Range 16,000 to 24,000
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Admissions Director Lezlie Lawson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama, Photography, Roots & Shoots, Amnisty International, Blacksmithing, Jazz Band, Gardening, Portfolio, Tennis, Yearbook, Newspaper, Bike Excursions Drama, Photography, Blacksmithing, Jazz Band, Gardening, Portfolio, Tennis, Yearbook, Newspaper, Roots & Shoots,
Amnisty International,
Bike Excursions,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is National Cathedral School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Flower School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Flower School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bethesda Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    5601 Massachusetts Avenue
    Bethesda , MD , 20816
    (301)320-3273
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  269  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Bethesda
    Abingdon Montessori School
    Montessori School
    5144 Massachusetts Ave
    Bethesda , MD , 20816
    (801)820-8646
    Montessori School
    1  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Mclean Ridgemont Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Po Box 492
    Mclean , VA , 22101
    (703)356-1970
    Montessori School
    1.3  mi  |  11  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Bethesda Washington Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    5600 Little Falls Pkwy
    Bethesda , MD , 20816
    (301)652-7878
    (Episcopal)
    1.4  mi  |  260  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Washington National Cathedral School
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    Mount Saint Alban
    Washington , DC , 20016
    (202)537-6300
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    1.8  mi  |  583  students  |  Gr.  4-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - Our experience has been very positive with WWS. The faculty show a great deal of care for the students as people but also with respect to their progress with the curriculum. They have wonderful parent education opportunities. Additionally, the school does an exceptional job of addressing issues that rise to the surface. It is a great choice of school! - Posted by Parent

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