Grades: NS-12 | 367 students
Discovering how things work in Kindergarten, with warm and loving guidance from a class teacher, assistant or parent volunteer.
Plenty of healthy outdoor play at recess, lunch and at other times during the school day allows us to concentrate better in class!
Friendships that last a lifetime are a hallmark of the Waldorf experience. Famous Alumni: Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Anniston, designer Tomas Maier (Bottega Veneta), Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, and many more!
We learn both French and Spanish in an immersion style. Our wonderful language teachers use pop music, games, stories and poetry to open our ears to other languages and our hearts to other cultures!
Movement is an essential part of the curriculum....we do a wonderful form of dance movement called Eurythmy, non-competitive games, team sports, and much more!
How do you make Geometry fun?....use art! Using an arts-integrated curriculum allows students to use ALL their gifts and talents to enhance their academic work. Singing, dancing and playing stringed instruments, knitting and sewing, painting and drawing, metalwork and basketry, all nourish the soul as well as the mind!
Waldorf education was created in answer to the question "Is there a way to educate children to bring peace to the world?" There are now over 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide making Waldorf education the fastest growing independent school movement in the world! 94% of Waldorf High School graduates go on to a 4 year college or university, and over 50% then go on to Masters or Ph.D programs. College and University professors LOVE Waldorf students..... “I have deep concerns about the scientific education in this country….If I am seeing the cream of the crop then the rest of the country must be in pretty bad shape! What I saw yesterday at a Waldorf school convinces me that there is still hope… The Waldorf student workbooks were unbelievable!....this one beautifully drawn image captured the essential anatomical and physiological essence of a unit of function of the kidney (the nephron)…it could only have been made by someone who really “got it”…This is it – this is what is missing! If all our students knew how to work in this manner, just think of the marvelous science we could do!” Daniel J. Kenan, M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical School
|School Type||Waldorf School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences, evaluated on an individual basis|
|Total Students||367 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||28 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||22 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(Modest, appropriate and practical clothing without icons, TV characters or logo)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 31 / Aug. 30 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$15,000|
|Tuition Notes||Annual tuition ranges from $10000-$19950. The hallmark of Waldorf education is that it be "accessible to all" so we have a Tuition Aid program (ask for details) that fosters socioeconomic diversity in our school.|
|% on Financial Aid||
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Julie Joinson|
|Admissions Associate||Lori Williamson, Registrar|
|Total Sports Offered||17 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water PoloArchery, Baseball,
Dance, Flag Football,
Indoor Soccer, Kayaking,
Surf Team, Swimming,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||3 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Anime Club, Drama & Skit Club, Harry Potter Club Anime Club, Drama & Skit Club,
Harry Potter Club,
- Waldorf education offers an arts-integrated curriculum engaging the whole child: head, heart and hands. It is vital to attend a tour of the school to see for yourself why Waldorf education is so different. The comprehensive once-per-month school tour takes you through each program in our school, from Nursery through High School, so that you can see our teachers in action with their students! Waldorf education believes in bringing "the right thing at the right time" truly respecting the idea of meeting the child where they are - not where we want them to be! This respect for the specific development phases of childhood results in happy, healthy students, harmonious classrooms, and a culture of true respect between teachers and students, as well as between each student. The students engage in the creative curriculum using ALL their senses, gifts and talents. They emerge from our High School with a better understanding of who they are, and what their place is in both their local and global communities. Social justice and hands-on community service are a hallmark of our school community. Technology and media are tools for use in the upper grades AFTER the students have developed their social and emotional skills (learning how to "be" is as important as learning how to "do"!) and have developed their capacities for imaginative thinking (outside the box!). Education expert, Sir Ken Robinson says that in order to educate students for the future, for jobs that have yet to be created and developed, that "creativity must be made as important as literacy!". You will find all that you have been seeking in a school, and more! Please call and come visit us TODAY!
Profile last updated: 08/25/2015
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