Tamarack Waldorf School

1150 E Brady St,
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-0532
Tel: (414)277-0009
Grades: K - 8 | 247 students
 Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education.
They integrate the arts and academics for children from preschool through the grades.
The aim of the education is to inspire life-long learning in each student and enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. Tamarack Waldorf School is a private Waldorf school established in 1996 as an urban school embracing diversity.
We offer a complete curriculum for students from pre-school and kindergarten through eighth grade.
Tamarack welcomes students and families of all races, religions and cultures to join us.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 247 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 46%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(solid colors)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,900
Tuition Notes Financial aid is available through the school's tuition reduction program, or through the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
% on Financial Aid 70%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Admissions Director Sarah Stokes

School Notes:

  • Please contact the school to receive an information packet. Applicants to K5 to Grade 8 must submit a recent report card along with the application. Private pay applications can be submitted beginning in January for the following school year. Applications to the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (state voucher) can be submitted beginning in March for the following school year.  

  • Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Joan Antida High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Coa Youth & Family Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Coa Youth & Family Center (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Milwaukee St. Joan Antida High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1341 N Cass St
    Milwaukee , WI , 53202
    (414)272-8423
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  328  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Milwaukee
    Coa Youth & Family Center
    Alternative School
    909 E North Ave
    Milwaukee , WI , 53212
    (414)263-8383
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  75  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Milwaukee
    St. Marcus Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    2215 N Palmer St
    Milwaukee , WI , 53212
    (414)562-3163
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    0.8  mi  |  674  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Milwaukee
    Catholic East Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2461 N Murray Avenue
    Milwaukee , WI , 53211
    (414)964-1770
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  155  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Milwaukee
    Clara Mohammed School
    (Islamic)
    317 W Wright St
    Milwaukee , WI , 53212
    (414)263-6772
    (Islamic)
    1.1  mi  |  172  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - Our children are so very happy at Tamarack Waldorf School! We have children in kindergarten and the grades and they are all happy as clams. The teachers of Tamarack are filled with love, the curriculum is filled with art, music, and age-appropriate (challenging!) academics, and the halls are filled with happy, engaged and engaging children of all races and creeds. It is a wonderful school doing wonderful things. It really is an astonishing place. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - I attended a community event when my child was just an infant, and knew then that Tamarack was THE school to send my children. Now 8 years later I am just as in love with the school and the complete education unavailable at any other school in south-east WI. Waldorf is making headlines because it works!! It is the only experiential education, where children form their knowledge in doing. Beyond the Waldorf philosophies, the education at Tamarack Waldorf School intigrates music, art, handwork (knitting, crochet, etc), woodworking, movement, dance, foreign language. Attend an open house event and fall in love with this amazing school. - Posted by Parent

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