Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara

7421 Mirano Dr
Goleta, CA 93117-0931
Tel: (805)967-6656
Grades: PK - 8 | 133 students
We are part of the largest and fastest growing independent, nondenominational educational movements in the world with nearly 1,000 Waldorf schools in 50 countries.
Our goal is to prepare students to enter adulthood with the capacities of self-discipline, independence, analytical and critical thinking skills, respect for their fellow human beings, and reverence for the world's beauty and wonder

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 1984

Student Body

Total Students 133 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,390
Tuition Notes The above tuition is for grade students, our early childhood tuition varies by program
% on Financial Aid 55%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Acceptance Rate 97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Admissions Director

School Notes:

  • Waldorf education has a 90-year track record of proven learning techniques backed up by research in brain development, kinesthetic learning, and emotional intelligence.
  • To see the whole in every part, to engage the head, heart and hands: this is the endeavor of Waldorf education.
  • Founded in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1919, by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf schools arose from the widespread search for new social and educational values after World War I.
  • Waldorf education is even more relevant today. Our children need to become confident, creative thinkers who possess a respect and reverence for life and a strong sense of personal responsibility.
  • Each school is operated autonomously and acknowledges the uniqueness of its local community, yet all Waldorf schools are united by a common educational philosophy.
  • The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara offers a unique combination of classic academics anchored by an arts-rich curriculum. Waldorf students from nursery through grade eight are engaged in a dynamic learning process through which they develop the skills and motivation for a lifetime of learning.
  • The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara is a vibrant school community where faculty and administration work with families to support and provide the best possible school life experiences for the students.
  • We offer prospective families regular opportunities to visit our campuses and discover the depth and beauty of our curriculum in action through events such as "Walks through the Grades" and Open House, as well as private tours.
  • We realize that researching schools can be an exciting and challenging endeavor. We are here to answer your questions and concerns, and assist you in any way possible. We look forward to meeting you.

Profile last updated: 07/29/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laguna Blanca School (7.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Santa Barbara Montessori School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Santa Barbara Montessori School (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Goleta
    Grades: NS-9 | 153 students
    0.1 miles
    7421 Mirano Dr
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)685-7600
    0.1NS-9
    153
  • Goleta
    Montessori Center School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 281 students
    3.1 miles
    401 N Fairview Ave # 1
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)683-9383
    3.1NS-6
    281
  • Goleta
    Grades: 2-8 | 19 students
    3.1 miles
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)692-0860
    3.12-8
    19
  • Goleta
    Grades: KG-8 | 84 students
    3.4 miles
    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)967-5834
    3.4KG-8
    84
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: NS-8 | 267 students
    4.1 miles
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    (805)967-2115
    4.1NS-8
    267

School Reviews

Both of my sons attended the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara from preschool through the eighth grade. I am very grateful they were been able to do so. It has been a great gift to them and to our family. It offers a broad, deep education that integrates creativity into academic learning through art, music, movement and practical skills. Waldorf education honors each individual while supporting their growth into their fullest possible selves. The children gain confidence and a strong sense of self, along with respect for others and for the world around them. Along the way they are given a solid academic foundation for the journeys to come. They are well prepared for the transition to high school and beyond. Thank you Waldorf School!
- Posted by Parent, 03/05/15
The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara is an incredible school with a strong and committed faculty, students who race to their classrooms each morning, eager and excited to learn, and a passionate, community-driven parent body. As an employee of the school, it is a lovely place to work; the atmosphere is warm, full of heart, surrounded by colleagues, parents and faculty who deeply care about what they do. This love for one''s respective work is palpable when you step on campus; this school is a living model of community in action, working together to create good in the world, working together to nurture and support the children into becoming their brightest selves.
- Posted by Administrator, 01/06/15

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