Santa Cruz Waldorf School

2190 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-0950
Tel: (831)425-0519
Grades: PK-8 | 176 students
The Waldorf curriculum forms an ideal framework for social and intellectual growth.
Our school culture values social and environmental responsibility, reflecting the progressive and culturally diverse town of Santa Cruz.
Children do meaningful work indoors as well as outdoors in the yard and garden.
Children are taught to work for the love of work itself and for others, to enjoy the strength of their bodies and their connection to the earth and to one another.

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
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 176 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa Cruz Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

  • A Waldorf education is guided by the tenet that a teacher’s most important goal is to support the development of a child’s unique individual capacities. By paying close attention to the developmental needs of children at each age, a Waldorf education seeks to nurture the gifts that each child brings to the world.A unique aspect of a Waldorf grade school is the class teacher. The class teacher ideally remains with his or her students from first through eighth grade. This system allows the teacher to grow along with the students and facilitates a strong bond of trust between students, parents and teacher.

Profile last updated: 09/11/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Kirby School (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Lawrence Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Cross School (4.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Felton
    St Lawrence Academy
    (Greek Orthodox)
    Grades: K-8 | 43 students
    2.1 miles
    6184 Highway 9
    Felton, CA 95018
  • Santa Cruz
    Grades: 6-12 | 237 students
    4 miles
    425 Encinal Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Santa Cruz
    Holy Cross School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 162 students
    4.8 miles
    150 Emmet
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Santa Cruz
    New Horizons School
    Alternative School
    Grades: K-5 | 10 students
    4.9 miles
    Po Box 3683
    Santa Cruz, CA 95063
  • Santa Cruz
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-11 | 12 students
    5.2 miles
    849 Almar Ave Ste C-202
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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