Kimberton Waldorf School

410 W Seven Stars Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460-0194
Tel: (610)933-3635
Grades: NS-12 | 360 students

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1941

Student Body

Total Students 360 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Kimberton Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Wholesome, age-appropriate, weather-appropriate)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $21,250
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $1,500 to $21,250 depending on grade level. Financial Aid is available for students in grades K-12.
Admissions Director Emily Shaker
Admissions Associate Tammi Stein


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,

School Notes:

  • At Kimberton Waldorf School, we provide a rich academic curriculum taught through the prism of creative thinking. The reason is simple: Mathematics requires creative problem-solving skills. Physics requires creative problem-solving skills. And creating a sustainable future certainly requires creative problem-solving skills.
  • The key is inspiration. This isn’t a new idea. Nor is it alternative. This is the wisdom of a nearly century-old approach to education that has become the fastest growing education movement worldwide.​
  • Inspired students are engaged learners. They are involved learners. They are interested learners. When they graduate from Kimberton to attend some of the nation’s leading universities, they do so as creative thinkers whose capacities for both analysis and imagination are not only treasured, but sought.
  • Kimberton Waldorf School has produced Fulbright, Rhodes, and Truman Scholars; a National Book Award Winner; and a U.S. State Department Consul General.
  • From early childhood education through the grade school and high school, Kimberton prepares children and young adults to meet the demands of the future by developing within them the tools to be nimble thinkers, creators, and doers.
  • Waldorf Schools are private, independently funded schools, offering education ranging from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, covering an age range from 4 years to 18 or 19 years old. Waldorf teachers strive to educate the human being through all three soul capacities of thinking, feeling and will. Students learn by encountering the world as experience. Waldorf Education is a developmentally appropriate, balanced education that integrates the arts and academics. Waldorf Education encourages the development of each child's sense of truth, beauty, and goodness; an antidote to violence, alienation, and cynicism. The aim of the education is to fully develop the capacities of each student and to inspire a love for lifelong learning.

Profile last updated: 01/02/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Camphill Special Schools Inc (5.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Basil The Great School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Basil The Great School (0 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kimberton
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    0 miles
    Po Box 858
    Kimberton, PA 19442
  • Spring City
    Grades: PK-K | 36 students
    1.9 miles
    954 Bethel Church Rd
    Spring City, PA 19475
  • Spring City
    Grace Assembly Day Care Preschool Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-KG | 53 students
    2 miles
    1271 W Bridge St
    Spring City, PA 19475
  • Phoenixville
    Phoenixville KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 12 students
    3.9 miles
    331 Schuylkill Rd.
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Chester Springs
    Grades: PK-8 | 240 students
    4.3 miles
    1141 Kimberton Road
    Chester Springs, PA 19425

School Reviews

As an alum, I can honestly say that KWS provides an invaluable education. My teachers taught me how to approach learning from my own perspective and instilled in me a love of science and art. I went on to college and the professional world feeling that I could do anything, and I still feel that way today.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15
My son has been attending the Rosebud School (preschool) at Kimberton Waldorf School since September 2014. I am so pleased with the amount of care and consideration given to him during the three-days/week he is there. Every day I drop him off, he has a smile on his face and absolutely can''t wait to start his busy day with his teachers and friends. When I come to pick him up, he is delighted to see me and tell me all about the adventures of his day. I absolutely love the commitment KWS has to preparing and eating healthy, organic foods; engaging children in enriching activities that are truly age-appropriate; focusing on what each child individually needs; leading by example; and encouraging my son''s inner imagination and light to shine! Like others, I wish I had attended this school when I was a kid, and I can''t wait to watch my children grow up and thrive in this extraordinary environment.
- Posted by Parent, 01/29/15
KWS is a unique and very special school. It fosters independence and critical thinking while helping students learn to get along with each other and the broader world around them. There is an empahsis on learning how to live and take care of everyday needs beyond the typical academic-only focus of most schools. I am so glad that my daughter has had the opportunity to attend KWS since she was a toddler.
- Posted by Parent, 01/17/15

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