Sacramento Waldorf School

3750 Bannister Rd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628-0956
     Tel: (916)860-2518
Grades: NS - 12 | 431 students
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The Sacramento Waldorf School is a private pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade school that has been educating children in the greater Sacramento area for nearly fifty years.
Its mission is to prepare young people to fulfill their highest potential by educating them according to the pedagogical and spiritual principles of Rudolf Steiner.
From a gentle beginning in the Kindergarten and Lower School to a rigorous yet cooperative learning environment in the High School, a Sacramento Waldorf School education is a gift that prepares children and young people to embrace life - both its delights and challenges.
We nurture our students' unquenchable thirst for knowledge, honor their individuality and passion, and develop within them a sense of community and belonging that is unparalleled in any other educational setting.
SWS graduates have gone on to excel in universities such as Stanford, Rhode Island School of Design, UC Berkeley, Brown, Grinnell College, Columbia, US Air Force Academy and NYU and have become physicians, documentary film makers, psychologists, attorneys, designers, choreographers and more.
Located on 22 scenic acres overlooking the American River in Fair Oaks, California, our campus provides an idyllic background for all programs, enabling teachers to enrich their classroom studies with access to gardens, a working farm, wooded streams and playing fields.
The Sacramento Waldorf School offers developmentally-based education in which the arts permeate the curriculum, and intellectual challenge is infused with human connection and relationship.
See what SWS can be for your child, for your family, for your community.

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 Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 431 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Sacramento Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Average Class Size 20 students
Advanced Courses Honors foreign language  
Average SAT score 1680
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Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,676
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nick Broad
Admissions Associate Ellie Lief


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,

School Notes:

Learning takes place in both the classroom and throughout our 22-acre campus, featuring a five-acre biodynamic working farm and new state-of-the-art Science and Math Complex. Arts and music education are woven throughout the curriculum in all grades. Foreign language instruction begins in First Grade; rigorous high school instruction prepares students for four-year universities.

Profile last updated: 08/29/2013

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The nearest high school is Gates Of Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Faith Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Faith Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
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