The Waldorf School Of Orange County

2350 Canyon Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0926
Tel: (949)574-7775
Grades: PK-12 | 376 students
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Serving students from 18 months to 18 years, WSOC is committed to providing academic excellence through awakening in our students genuine enthusiasm, an interest in the world, a love of learning and a sense of purpose in life.
The Waldorf curriculum meets the student's age-related capacities and develops the student's initiative, creativity, critical-thinking and self-reliance.
Our educational approach encourages balance, engaging the student cognitively, emotionally and actively across all disciplines.
We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each student.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 376 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Waldorf School Of Orange County Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 10 / Mar. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,000
Tuition Notes Tuition range from pre-k through 12 grade is $9400 - $17,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Linda Timmons

School Notes

  • Discover Waldorf Education Early Childhood through High School Waldorf School of Orange County (WSOC) invites you to explore the Waldorf curriculum from early childhood through high school. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education that engages the child cognitively, actively and emotionally. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each child we serve, encourage independent thinking and imagination, and foster a life-long love of learning.
  • Based upon the teachings and insights of Rudolf Steiner, our age-appropriate curriculum fully integrates the disciplines of the humanities, science and math, movement, and the arts into a strong academic program. Within our school community and in our classrooms, our goal is to engage the mind, fire the imagination, and strengthen the will as students develop with initiative, creativity, and the skills to enter responsibly into an ever changing local and global community.
  • WSOC has been helping families raise well-balanced, multi faceted and accomplished young people since 1988. Waldorf education is the fastest growing, nondenominational independent school system in the world, now with almost 1000 schools worldwide. Our outstanding and dedicated faculty has led WSOC to become one of the most respected and successful Waldorf schools in North America.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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