Charlottesville Waldorf School

120 Waldorf Sshool Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901-0229
Tel: (434)973-4946
Grades: PK-8 | 177 students
Waldorf schools are based on a clearly defined view of child development and strive to educate not only the intellect, but also the child's full and essential humanity—his or her ability to feel and to do, as well as to think.
The Waldorf curriculum recognizes that our common humanity develops in clear, predictable and understandable stages, which should be honored, not rushed through.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 177 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Charlottesville Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition is $13,200 for G1-4, $13,575 for G5-8; and there are half- and full-day options for preschool and kindergarten families.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Elizabeth Hale

School Notes:

  • Applicants for the Early Childhood program must submit the application, a teacher recommendation, a current photograph, and the $50 non-refundable application fee. Applicants for the Grade School program must submit the application, the student's transcript, a current photograph, and the $50 non-refundable application fee. All applicants must sign and submit the "Permission to Contact" form. All forms are available from our web site,, and from

Profile last updated: 01/29/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Renaissance School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Charlottesville Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Charlottesville Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-8 | 318 students
    0.2 miles
    1205 Pen Park Rd
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: KG | 10 students
    0.9 miles
    631 Cutler Ln
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Charlottesville
    Virginia Institute Of Autism
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 29 students
    1.3 miles
    1414 Westwood Rd
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Charlottesville
    Frost Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-KG | 94 students
    1.4 miles
    1553 Delphi Dr
    Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-K | 213 students
    1.5 miles
    735 Park St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

School Reviews

I went to the Waldorf school for 12 years. I am now a professor in industrial design and working with the most demanding design clients. My school years were the most cherished time of my life, especially the first 6 years. It was filled with all the magic that life has to offer: Crafts, singing and playing theatre, eurythmics, painting, drawing, storytelling about all subjects from ancient history to biology and physics. I felt so lucky to LOVE going to school, which was more that could be said for my neighbourhood friend that went to public schools. Public schools in Scandinavia tend to be more and more looking to the Steiner/Waldorf schools for "inspiration" and for a good reason. It makes school both inspiring and therefore an "efficient" place for learning and experiencing so many facets of life. Unfortunately it can be pricey, but if you can afford it it is the best gift you can give your child/children. (The weak point of the system is that it is very dependant on the class' pricipal teacher's capacity to spread joy, but most of them are very dedicated and passionate about their jobs.)
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/02/15

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