Emerson Waldorf School

6211 New Jericho Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-0275
Tel: (919)967-1858
Grades: PK-12 | 329 students
Emerson Waldorf School has offered a unique atmosphere of intellectual, creative and practical excellence since 1984.
We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum for Pre-K through Grade 12, fostering practical, artistic and academic skills, enthusiasm for learning, healthy self-awareness, and respect for other human beings and the world.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 329 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Emerson Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1130
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by section of the school, $6400-$16,865. Tuition assistance available based on need.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Raelee Peirce


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

Waldorf Education provides:
  • developmentally-based curriculum
  • music and the arts for all students every day
  • cross-disciplinary approach with block scheduling
  • academic excellence without high-stakes testing
  • multi-sensory and experiential learning
  • Waldorf Education offers a time-tested curriculum with a rich blend of academics and arts. The curriculum and methods respond to the needs of the child at each stage of development and promote creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong love for learning. We provide a strong foundation in literature, foreign language, history, geography, music, fine and practical arts, mathematics, and science - the subjects today's child needs as a foundation for tomorrow's complex and challenging civilization.

Profile last updated: 07/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Carolina Friends School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Day School (2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Day School (2 miles away)
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I am a parent of 2 children at the Emerson Waldorf School. I have a 1st Grader and a 4th Grader currently. We have been incredibly satisfied by the academic program, the emphasis on the arts, and the overall educational approach. Both of our children are happy and thriving. They are challenged in a positive way in that they do not feel stress or anxiety in regards to the academic expectations.
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12

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