Chicago Waldorf School

1300 W Loyola Ave,
Chicago, IL, 60626-0606
Tel: (773)465-2371
Grades: PK - 12 | 356 students
Chicago Waldorf School provides a diverse PreK-12th grade education that supports the development of self-directed young adults dedicated to the pursuit of ongoing learning and eager to contribute positively to the global society of the 21st century.  Our unique approach corresponds to the various stages of human development by focusing not only on what children learn but how they learn.
Contact us for more information and see why we are part of the fastest growing educational movement in the world.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 356 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Chicago Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 38%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Please visit http://www.chicagowaldorf.org/admissions/tuition for tuition specific to your child\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s grade.
% on Financial Aid 38%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Acceptance Rate 72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa Payton
Admissions Associate Jennifer Zielinski

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Beekeeping Club, Circus Club, Drama Club, Green Team (sustainability outreach), Math Club, Model UN, Rocket Club, Student Action Council (supports social inclusion), Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook & Publications Circus Club, Drama Club, Math Club, Model UN, Rocket Club, Amnesty International,
Beekeeping Club,
Green Team (sustainability outreach),
Student Action Council (supports social inclusion),
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Yearbook & Publications,

School Notes:

  • Chicago Waldorf School opened its doors in 1974 with a small Early Childhood program. The school has since enjoyed steady growth at 1300 West Loyola in Rogers Park. Chicago Waldorf School offers a full Parent-Child through High School curriculum as well as After-School and Summer Camp programs. We weave academic and artistic excellence with social engagement and moral awareness into an integrated whole.  We work with the educational principles established by Rudolf Steiner to encourage imagination, flexibility in thinking and a love of learning.  For details on all areas of the curriculum, education philosophy and open community events, visit our website at www.chicagowaldorf.org.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pactt Learning Center (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Shore Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is North Shore Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • Chicago North Shore Academy
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6711 N Sheridan Rd Ste 1
    Chicago , IL , 60626
    (773)743-4744
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.2  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Chicago
    Sacred Heart Schools
    (Roman Catholic)
    6250 N Sheridan Road
    Chicago , IL , 60660
    (773)262-4446
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  701  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Chicago
    Pactt Learning Center
    Special Education School
    7101 N Greenview Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60626
    (773)338-9102
    Special Education School
    0.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  UG
  • Chicago
    Chicago Friends School
    (Friends)
    1246 W Thorndale Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60660
    (773)442-2371
    (Friends)
    0.8  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Chicago
    Eyes On The Future
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6969 N Ravenswood Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60626
    (773)973-0771
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.8  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 27, 2012 - I have three boys who have been enrolled in the school since they were four. My oldest is currently in the 7th grade and I am so impressed with the academic quality of their education. It continues to meet and engage them through a creative artistic component. They come home excited about what they are learning. - Posted by Parent

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