Detroit Waldorf School

2555 Burns ,
Detroit, MI, 48214-0482
     Tel: (313)822-0300
Grades: PK - 8 | 175 students
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 Students 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: 11/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dominican High School And Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benjamin E Mays Male Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Friends School In Detroit (2.4 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DetroitBenjamin E Mays Male Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    3544 Iroquois St
    DetroitMI48214
    (313)924-0014
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    0.3 mi | 58 students | Gr. K-7                      
  • DetroitFriends School In Detroit
    1100 Saint Aubin St
    DetroitMI48207
    (313)259-6722
    2.4 mi | 100 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • DetroitBethany Lutheran School
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    11475 East Outer Drive
    DetroitMI48224
    (313)885-0180
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    3.8 mi | 138 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • DetroitChildrens Palace
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    16361 Mack Ave
    DetroitMI48224
    (313)647-9660
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    3.8 mi | 29 students | Gr. K                      
  • Grosse Pointe ParkSt Clare Of Montefalco School
      (Roman Catholic)
    16231 Charlevoix St
    Grosse Pointe ParkMI48230
    (313)647-5100
      (Roman Catholic)
    3.9 mi | 219 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
What to Research Before Choosing a Private School
What to Research Before Choosing a Private School
When making an important decision that will impact the lives of your children, you need to have all the facts in place. We compiled a list of the most important factors to consider when choosing a final private school for your child.
What Do They Teach?
As you evaluate schools, take time to explore fully what the schools which you are looking at teach.
What Do I Do When....? Part 2
Here are some more answers and resources to help you deal with tough questions such as "What do I do when my child doesn't test well?"
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
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.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Wayne County, MI is $4,757 for elementary schools and $10,641 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wayne County, MI is 97% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos
Detroit Waldorf School Visit 2:08

Detroit Waldorf School Visit
11 months ago

View more school videos