Emerson Waldorf School

6211 New Jericho Road,
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516-0275
Tel: (919)967-1858
Grades: PK - 12 | 265 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
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 265 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Emerson Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average SAT score 1130
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by section of the school, $5,655-$13,845. Tuition assitance available based on need.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Mary Leonhardi

Sports

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.

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 Carolina Friends School (3.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chapel Hill Montessori Day School
    Montessori School
    1702 Legion Rd
    Chapel Hill , NC , 27517
    (919)929-3339
    Montessori School
    2  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Durham Carolina Friends School
    (Friends)
    4809 Friends School Road
    Durham , NC , 27705
    (919)383-6602
    (Friends)
    3.4  mi  |  496  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Chapel Hill Artgarden Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1603 E Franklin St
    Chapel Hill , NC , 27514
    (919)942-1339
    Montessori School
    4.5  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Hillsborough Pinewoods Montessori Schoolcorp
    Montessori School
    109 Millstone Drive
    Hillsborough , NC , 27278
    (919)644-2090
    Montessori School
    4.5  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Chapel Hill Chapel Hill KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    210 South Elliot Road
    Chapel Hill , NC , 27514
    (919)942-7223
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 27, 2012 - 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

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