Sacramento Waldorf School

3750 Bannister Rd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628-0956
Tel: (916)961-3900
Grades: NS-12 | 488 students
The Sacramento Waldorf School is a private Preschool through Twelfth Grade school that has been educating children in the greater Sacramento area since 1959.
Our mission is to prepare young people to fulfill their highest potential by educating them according to the pedagogical and spiritual principles of Rudolf Steiner.
With an enrollment of more than 400 students, we are among the largest Waldorf schools in North America.
Our beautiful 22-acre campus overlooks the American River and includes a small farm, athletic fields, a gymnasium/performance hall, playgrounds, and classrooms.Our program is developmental in approach, with a full integration of the arts in all subjects.
All students benefit from individual attention from our dedicated, professional faculty and support staff.
Our High School program is academically challenging:  better than 90 percent of our graduates attend college.
In addition to the regular school program, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sports, drama, music, and debate.The Sacramento Waldorf School is so much more than academic instruction, however.
It is a community of active and engaged students, faculty, staff, and parents, each participating in a host of activities and endeavors that build a cooperative spirit - a village of sorts - that nurtures our children and families.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 488 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sacramento Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 27 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Honors foreign language
Average SAT score 1831
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
Tuition Notes Tuition changes by grade. See for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,676
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nick Broad
Admissions Associate Betsy Petering


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Mountain Biking, Soccer, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballMountain Biking,

School Notes:

  • Learning takes place in both the classroom and throughout our 22-acre campus, featuring a five-acre organic working farm and 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: 09/01/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

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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  • Fair Oaks
    Faith Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-1 | 48 students
    0.4 miles
    4000 San Juan Ave
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • Fair Oaks
    Gates Of Learning Center
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 26 students
    0.6 miles
    Po Box 2258
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • Rancho Cordova
    Cchat Center-sacramento
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-1 | 54 students
    1.4 miles
    11100 Coloma Rd
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • Fair Oaks
    Grades: KG-12 | 132 students
    1.4 miles
    7736 Sunset Ave
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • Fair Oaks
    St Mel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 267 students
    1.4 miles
    4745 Pennsylvania Ave
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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The average private school tuition in Sacramento County, CA is $6,511 for elementary schools and $10,900 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sacramento County, CA is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).