The Denver Waldorf School

2100 S. Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80210-0802
Tel: (303)777-0531
Grades: NS-12 | 325 students
Founded on Rudolf Steiner’s humanitarian curriculum, The Denver Waldorf School awakens and inspires students’ critical thinking, emotional intelligence and artistic expression, preparing them to bring relevant contributions to the world.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 325 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Denver Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Average SAT score 1770
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,500
Tuition Notes Tuition varies from pre/k - high school
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Leigh Rhysling


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • The Waldorf approach works with human nature and recognizes that capacities emerge in students at fairly predictable stages, while also allowing room for individual rates of maturation. This appreciation for the metamorphosis of comprehension underlies both the organization of the curriculum itself and the changing methods of teaching throughout the grades.For the Waldorf student, music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about, ingested and tested — they are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate a lifelong love of learning as well as the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child: The heart and the hands, as well as the head.

Profile last updated: 08/18/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Bansbach Academy At Denver Childrens Home (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good Shepherd Catholic School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Catholic School (0.4 miles away)
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Love this school. My children (twins) just got accepted to Stanford, and I could not be more happy with the education that they were given at DWS.
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