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
19%
State avg.: 25%
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
12%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Leigh Rhysling

Sports

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

Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver
    Grades: NS-5 | 199 students
    2.4 miles
    2500 Curtis Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    (303)623-2609
    2.4NS-5
    199
  • Northglenn
    Grades: PK-12 | 100 students
    12.6 miles
    11980 Irma Dr
    Northglenn, CO 80233
    (303)452-7514
    12.6PK-12
    100
  • Denver
    A Child's Touch
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K | 87 students
    9 miles
    9141 Poze Blvd
    Denver, CO 80229
    (303)286-8460
    9K
    87
  • Thornton
    Grades: K | 103 students
    12.9 miles
    12121 Pennsylvania St
    Thornton, CO 80241
    (303)255-8151
    12.9K
    103
  • Denver
    Grades: PK-12 | 265 students
    13.1 miles
    12000 Zuni Street
    Denver, CO 80234
    (303)451-1421
    13.1PK-12
    265

School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Denver, CO is $8,948 for elementary schools and $10,146 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Denver, CO is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).