Highland Hall Waldorf School

17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325-0913
     Tel: (818)349-1394
Grades: PK - 12 | 228 students
Located on a beautiful 11-acre campus in Northridge, California, Highland Hall is an independent co-educational school serving children from nursery through grade twelve.
Established in 1955, our school is the first Waldorf school in the western United States and is one of approximately 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide. The school offers a balanced, comprehensive education that weaves together academic achievement with hands-on experience in an artistic environment.
Each year's curriculum is designed to engage the children and develop passionate lifelong learners. 

Upcoming Events and News:

  • All School Tour - May 6 - 04/13/2015 - Join us for a complete school tour including our Early Childhood Center, Elementary, Middle and High School campuses to learn more about HOW WE EDUCATE, HOW IT'S DIFFERENT from other schools, and what outstanding EDUCATIONAL RESULTS are produced. #WaldorfWorks...more
  • LA's Premier May Faire Celebration - 04/13/2015 - MAY 6, 2015 - Don't miss the always anticipated May Faire celebration @ Highland Hall complete with traditional dancing around the May Pole and performances throughout the day with singing, dancing, & fun for the whole family.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1955

Student Body

Total Students 228 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Highland Hall Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,605
Tuition Notes Kindergarten $16050 Grades 1-3 $18825 Grades 4-8 $20580 High School $22965
% on Financial Aid 27%
Acceptance Rate 48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lynn van Schilfgaarde


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballArcheryBaseball,

School Notes:

Located on a beautiful 11-acre campus in Northridge, California, Highland Hall is an independent co-educational school serving children from nursery through grade twelve. Established in 1955, our school is the first Waldorf school in the western United States and is one of approximately 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide.

Highland Hall offers a balanced, comprehensive curriculum that weaves academics with the arts to inspire our students to become passionate learners. Blending the humanities and sciences with music, foreign languages, practical arts and movement, each year’s curriculum is designed to successfully engage the children at every developmental stage. The Waldorf curriculum moves from imagination and movement in early childhood through increasingly academic and artistically created lessons in the lower school, then on to intellectually challenging lessons in the high school. Our students are provided with a solid academic foundation and the ability to think creatively, ask questions and explore answers in a broad, interdisciplinary way.

Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to educational excellence in a school environment that respects cultural diversity and individual differences. Our curriculum is college preparatory, and our graduates are accepted in many of the finest colleges and universities. Studies at Highland Hall cultivate a reverence for the earth and respect for its people. Highland Hall prepares our graduates to be flexible, creative problem solvers able to communicate effectively and ready to make a difference in the world. Highland Hall Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America.

Profile last updated: 03/31/2015

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The nearest elementary school is Art Of Learning Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Nicholas School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
Our child had been at Highland Hall since she was in the Parent and Child class with the warm and wonderful Mrs. Shahbazzi. Now in second grade, our daughter is flourishing. The school presents academics in an age-appropriate way, so that the children love school. Arts and music are integrated into the curriculum, supporting critical thinking later on. And, she''s learning two languages. She loves the teachers, is relaxed and joyful...and learning. We love the school.
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