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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Madison Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    1701 Mckenna Boulevard
    Madison , WI , 53711
    (608)274-2830
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    0.8  mi  |  124  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Madison
    Montessori Childrens House
    Montessori School
    5530 Medical Circle
    Madison , WI , 53719
    (608)273-8600
    Montessori School
    0.9  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Madison
    Raymond Road KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6726 Raymond Road
    Madison , WI , 53719
    (608)271-0775
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Madison
    St. Maria Goretti Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    5405 Flad Ave
    Madison , WI , 53711
    (608)271-7551
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  471  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Madison
    Kids Express Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3276 High Point Road
    Madison , WI , 53719
    (608)845-3245
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.6  mi  |  230  students  |  Gr.  NS-K

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Rankings or Comparisons?
Rankings or Comparisons?
Choosing the right private school for your child involves comparing schools as opposed to ranking them.
7 Ways Kids Can Avoid Summer Brain Drain
The summer "Brain Drain," also known as the "Summer Slide" is a term commonly used by educators and parents alike to describe the learning loss that takes place for many students during summer months. We polled the experts and found the 7 best ways parents and kids can combat the problem head on.
Marketing the Small Private School: Communicating with Your Community
The foundation of any successful small private school marketing program is having clear, consistent and authoritative in-house communications. We take a look at what is involved in this second article on marketing the small private school.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!