Madison Waldorf School

6510 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI 53711-0608
     Tel: (608)270-9005
        
   
Grades: K - 8 | 109 students
School's mission is to provide education that honors every child¡¯s enthusiasm for initiative, creativity and social responsibility.
The Waldorf educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human.
Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with an intellectually rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound intellectual reasoning.
Waldorf graduates is creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them.
Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Other special emphasis association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 2007

Student Body

Total Students 109 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Madison Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,870
Tuition Notes We have a strong tuition adjustment process
Admissions Director Laurie Nagus

School Notes:

The pre-school and kindergarten program is based on strong rhythm and modeling.  Days in our kindergarten allow ample time for indoor and outdoor play.  Children participate in purposeful tasks throughout the day, such as cooking, cleaning, and washing.  Circle time allows young children to participate in seasonal verses, songs, stories, and games.  Our kindergarten students grow through exposure to artistic offerings, such as puppet plays, live music, drawing, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, and simple handwork.  This daily schedule encourages the development of balance, coordination and important gross and fine-motor skills, while supporting the child's imagination, sense of wonder for the world adn reverence for life.

Our curriculum in thr grades integrates arts and movement with a classically-based academic education to foster artistic expression, problem solving, athleticism and ethical judgement.  The Waldorf grade school curriculum is deliberately structured to complement the student's's developmentatal stages.  Each academic subject receives intense focus over the course of a year, is integrated with the other aspects of our curriculum, such as movement, painitng, drama, etc., and taught in a way that involves the whole child.  

Children receive deep learning experiences in their Main Lesson (8:30-10:30 daily), when new concepts in math, language, history, geography etc are taught.  Beginning in the first grade, children take "specialty subject" classes  in  German and Spanish, handwork (knitting, crochet, sewing, soft sculpture), games, woodworking (starting in 4th grade) painting, modeling.  Students perform a class play every year based on the literary component for that year.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Ambrose Academy (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
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