Cedar Springs Waldorf School

6029 Gold Meadows Road
Placerville, CA 95667-0956
     Tel: (530)642-9903
Grades: NS - 8 | 162 students
At Cedar Springs Waldorf School, we offer classes from Pre Kindergarten to 8th Grade students.
Waldorf curriculum is aligned with the developmental stages of the students, therefore, guiding the child's intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth.
Guided by a care and respect for each human being, our vision is to provide a Waldorf education that nurtures and develops each child's mind, body, and spirit through imagination, creativity, academic excellence, independent thinking, and an enthusiasm for life.
We aspire to develop thinking, caring individuals who will improve the world through their thoughts, spoken words, and deeds.

We offer Parent-Child classes,  3, 4, or 5-Day Preschool, and 5-Day Kindergarten, Grades 1-8 classes and Extended Care until 5:30 pm each day.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Cedar Springs Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please see our current tuition rates on our school's website.
% on Financial Aid 30%


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

School Notes:

Visit Our Campus Open Classroom Tours are held monthly during the school year and by appointment during the summer. Please see our school website for our tour schedule. Tours during the school year are from 8:30am - 10:30am, beginning with a brief stop in Kindergarten and then onto classes in Grades (1-8). Near the end of the tour, a question and answer session is held with an experienced faculty member, along with light refreshments. Children are welcome to attend. Please contact Monica Ness at Enrollment@cedarspringsonline.com or (530) 642-9903 to schedule a tour.

Profile last updated: 07/21/2014

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The nearest high school is Sierra Ranch School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Country Day Montessori (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Country Day Montessori (2.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 week ago
You know you''re in the right place when your kid wants to go to school on the weekends! The teachers are warm, understanding, aware, and so nurturing. Our experience in the early childhood program has absolutely changes our lives for the better. Our son''s imagination has just exploded since coming here. He is happier, healthier, and we are too.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
"A love of learning that lasts a life time" Each day my children''s teachers amaze me in the ways they insure that "learning" is full of joy and excitement, what an incredible gift.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Outstanding academics combined with true community at Cedar Springs Waldorf. I was extremely skeptical of the Waldorf approach to education, but was willing to accept the examples of stand out academic results from alumni that the school provided when making the decision to have my children at Cedar Springs. Since having one child graduate (Senior at Union Mine HS) and the other entering 7th, I don''t believe there would have been a better experience for our family and result on many levels for our children anywhere else. The environment, campus, community support and individualized child development are the cornerstones of the Cedar Springs experience, simply outstanding.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Sending our children to Cedar Springs Waldorf was the best investment we made as parents. Our children both began in Pre-K at Cedar Springs and have truly benefited as students and human beings from the enriched education and approach. Our son who graduated from CSWS is now thriving as a junior at El Dorado High School, achieving academic honors and participating on the county-wide Robotics Team. The Waldorf approach of waiting to introduce technology until the children are older has been a gift to both of our children who spent more of their childhoods reading books, doing creative activities and playing nature, rather than in front of a screen. The Waldorf approach actually seemed to better prepare our son for academics and technology. His capacity for problem solving and imagination developed at Waldorf enhanced his capacity for robotics and other academic subjects and technology. We would highly recommend Waldorf and Cedar Springs, in particular.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We cannot imagine a better place for our children to be. Cedar Springs is like home. We love the community of people, the faculty and, of course, the exceptional education our three children are receiving. We strongly believe education should support mind and body development. Waldorf accomplishes this utilizing their developmental based theories and by respecting each child in their education process. Our children are growing not only with knowledge, but with the love of knowledge. We know that they are better people for the experiences they are receiving here at Cedar Springs.
- Posted by Parent

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