Washington Waldorf School

4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816-0208
Tel: (301)229-6107
Grades: PK-12 | 286 students
Washington Waldorf School
Washington Waldorf School
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 286 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Washington Waldorf School Student 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
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Admissions Director Lezlie Lawson


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


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

Nearby Private 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 Grades Students
  • Bethesda
     Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 269 students
    0.8 miles
    5601 Massachusetts Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20816
  • Bethesda
    Grades: K | 35 students
    1 miles
    5144 Massachusetts Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20816
  • Mclean
    Grades: PK-KG | 56 students
    1.3 miles
    Po Box 492
    Mclean, VA 22101
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-8 | 285 students
    1.4 miles
    5600 Little Falls Pkwy
    Bethesda, MD 20816
  • Washington
    National Cathedral School
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Grades: 4-12 | 590 students
    1.8 miles
    Mount Saint Alban
    Washington, DC 20016

School Reviews

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, 01/31/13

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