Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara

Po Box 788,
Goleta, CA, 93116-0931
     Tel: (805)967-6656
Grades: PK - 8 | 81 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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 81 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No commercial advertising or TV images on clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,800
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 Joni McGoldrick
Admissions Associate Heidi Goodwin

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: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laguna Blanca School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Raphael Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Raphael Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Santa BarbaraSt. Raphael Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa BarbaraCA93111
    (805)967-2115
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.7 mi | 249 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • GoletaMontessori Center School
    Montessori School
    401 N Fairview Ave # 1
    GoletaCA93117
    (805)683-9383
    Montessori School
    0.7 mi | 167 students | Gr. NS-6                      
  • GoletaSt. John Of Damascus Academy
    Alternative School
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    GoletaCA93117
    (805)692-0860
    Alternative School
    0.7 mi | 19 students | Gr. 2-8                      
  • GoletaCoastline Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    GoletaCA93117
    (805)967-5834
      (Christian)
    1.1 mi | 84 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara Adventist School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    425 Arroyo Rd
    Santa BarbaraCA93110
    (805)967-9914
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2.7 mi | 7 students | Gr. 3-8                      

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