Minnesota Waldorf School

70 East County Road B
Saint Paul, MN 55117-0551
     Tel: (651)487-6700
Grades: PK - 8 | 183 students
Located on 8 acres of rolling woodland and green space in St. Paul, MN, the Minnesota Waldorf School is an independent pre-K through 8th grade school.
We value the critical link between inspiration and education.
Music, movement, world language, handwork, and art are thoughtfully integrated with a strong core of humanities and sciences.
Our classrooms and teachers offer a warm, nurturing environment that allows children's capacities to unfold and grow, naturally.
Our students rise to the challenges of learning with a sense of discovery and curiosity.
Whenever possible, teachers remain with the same class from 1st through 8th grade, allowing for growth and a deepening of the class community.
Children flow from cooking and imaginative play in preschool and kindergarten, to marching math games and building projects in early grades, and then advance to scientific discovery and critical thinking in upper grades.
Our school is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, as well as AdvancED.
We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, ability, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.

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
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported please inquire
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 183 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 6%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Minnesota Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Please see our tuition page for cost.
Admissions Director Lauri Pierce


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,

School Notes:

  • Waldorf Academics: At the Minnesota Waldorf School, our curriculum is comprised of a strong core of humanities and sciences, which is carefully and creatively integrated with art, handwork, foreign language, music and movement.
  • Parent-Toddler Class: Share in a cozy morning of cooking, toy making or seasonal crafts, then join in the comforting rhythm of circle time and a healthy snack. Each morning session ends with a parents-only discussion with a trained Waldorf teacher, to help you explore joyful ways to parent with warmth, rhythm and understanPrivate Schoolsding.
  • Preschool & Kindergarten: In our charming kindergarten, nurturing teachers gently guide children trhough creative play and imagination-- laying a firm foundation for academic work in the grades. Teachers lead children through a day of play and work, story and song, nature and movement-- awakening and celebrating each child's innate sense of joy and wonder. Grinding wheat to make bread, washing and carding wool, collecting eggs from the coop, and watercolor painting create an awe-filled, intelligent foundation that sets the stage for academics to begin in 1st grade.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Concordia Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jerome Elementary School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rice KinderCare (0.6 miles away)
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  • Saint PaulRice KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    181 W. County Rd. B2
    Saint PaulMN 55113
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  • Saint PaulSt. Jerome Elementary School
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    384 Roselawn Avenue E
    Saint PaulMN 55117
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    1 mi | 178 students | Gr. PK-8                      
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    2701 Rice Street
    Saint PaulMN 55113
    1.1 mi | 229 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • RosevilleKing Of Kings Lutheran School
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    2330 Dale St N
    RosevilleMN 55113
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  • Saint PaulConcordia Academy
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2400 Dale Street N
    Saint PaulMN 55113
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.2 mi | 258 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
My daughter just finished her last year of Kindergarten at the Minnesota Waldorf School and will be going on to first grade in the fall. We could not be happier with the teachers, classrooms, community and curriculum at MWS. It is a warm and loving environment, the academic schedule is based on neurological studies of how the brain develops and the optimal time to introduce math, science and reading. And of course we love the emphasis on connecting kids to the outdoors and limiting media exposure. This is a fabulous school and must be experienced to really understand its uniqueness and beauty. Do yourself and your child a favor: call to set up a visit.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have two children attending MWS and I cannot imagine them ever attending anywhere else. The faculty and staff are supportive, warm and very committed to the success of each child. The focus is on meeting your child where they are at on a personal, academic and social level to develop your child''s unique gifts I highly recommend MWS.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My children are getting a well round and inspiring education. We love the curriculum and the community.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Our children are very happy and enthusiastic about going to school here. Compared to other schools we looked at, the environment is calm, respectful and fun. The children are very well rounded academically, artistically and athletically. What a great place to learn.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Sending our children to the Minnesota Waldorf School--best decision ever!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Excellent, community oriented school. Broad curriculum does not leave out the arts, music and physical education along with sold academics taught in a developmental manner.
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