Tucson Waldorf School

3605 E River Road,
Tucson, AZ, 85716-0857
     Tel: (520)529-1032
Grades: NS - 8 | 141 students
The Tucson Waldorf School provides a Pre-K to Grade 8 Waldorf curriculum designed to graduate students capable of meeting the challenges of tomorrow's world.
Our school is committed to an engaging educational experience with a full introduction to the classics, foreign languages, history, geography, mathematics, science, music, art and more.
Waldorf's time-tested pedagogy is designed to address the whole child: head, heart and hands.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported yes/based on individual assessment
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 141 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 1%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade Tucson Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(see parent handbook/call school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,970
Tuition Notes Yearly tuition: $3150-$8970 (Range represents 2-day Nursery tuition to upper grades tuition)
% on Financial Aid 26%
Acceptance Rate 97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rebecca Briamonte(Faculty makes admission decision)

School Notes:

 Tucson Waldorf School provides age-appropriate content that nourishes the healthy growth of the child. Mathematics, languages, literature & history, science & geography, music, handwork, gardening, and woodwork are subjects students learn about through an experiential approach. Through each experience in the Waldorf classroom, students cultivate and expand their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities. These capacities lead them to becoming individuals who are rooted in their strengths while remaining open and curious to the infinite possibilities of this life.

In Waldorf education, the teacher progresses with a given group of students from first to eighth grade. Every morning teachers greet students with a handshake and make eye contact before the students enter the classroom in order to establish a connection each new day. By carrying a class through the grades, class teachers look back on all his or her students’ previous learning experiences and build step by step on this foundation to endow his or her teaching with real unity. Primary school age children, who are very sensitive to readjustments and changes, are given the security of knowing one personality and method intimately and thoroughly.

Profile last updated: 09/13/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Desert Willow Educational Services (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Outer Limits School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tucson Jewish Community Center (1 miles away)
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  • TucsonOuter Limits School
    Daycare / Preschool
    3472 E Fort Lowell Rd
    TucsonAZ85716
    (520)327-0844
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.3 mi | 11 students | Gr. K                      
  • TucsonNorthminster Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
      (Presbyterian)
    2450 E Fort Lowell Rd
    TucsonAZ85719
    (520)327-7121
      (Presbyterian)
    0.8 mi | 12 students | Gr. K                      
  • TucsonTucson Jewish Community Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Jewish)
    3800 E River Rd
    TucsonAZ85718
    (520)299-3009
    Daycare / Preschool  (Jewish)
    1 mi | 40 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • TucsonTucson Community School
    Daycare / Preschool
    2109 E Hedrick Dr
    TucsonAZ85719
    (520)326-9212
    Daycare / Preschool
    1 mi | 16 students | Gr. K                      
  • TucsonHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Tucson Hebrew Academy
      (Jewish)
    3888 E River Rd
    TucsonAZ85718
    (520)529-3888
      (Jewish)
    1.1 mi | 151 students | Gr. K-8                      

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