Waldorf School Of Lexington

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At WSL, learning is an active, engaging, joyful pursuit.
WSL faculty are high trained, dynamic educators.
At WSL, young children do not spend the day behind desks. They are outdoors nearly every day, engaged in hands-on exploration and direct observation of the natural world.
WSL faculty actively foster a culture of kindness, where older students mentor, support, and cheer on younger students.
Academics are introduced in an age-appropriate manner, in line with the well established developmental phases of childhood. This leads to confident, happy students who retain what they learn and are eager for further study.
The 5th grade Olympics is one of many exciting events and festivals that enliven the curriculum and showcase students' achievements in music, drama, and athletics.
Our students do not audition. Every student joins in class plays, chorus, orchestra, woodworking, movement, painting, and handwork.
Foreign language instruction begins in first grade and continues through eighth. All students study Spanish and German until 7th grade, when they specialize in the language of their choice. The curriculum is dynamic and engaging, featuring singing, plays, poems and games.
WSL's after-school athletics program begins in 6th grade with boys and girls soccer and basketball teams.
With a campus abutting 185 acres of conservation land, nature walks and gardening are an ongoing part of the WSL curriculum. These activities provide a hands-on foundation for WSL's engaging science curriculum, which is based on direct observation and experimentation.
The Waldorf School of Lexington serves 230 students from preschool through grade 8.
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country.
Play is the cornerstone of WSL`s early childhood program.
The school creates a warm, nurturing environment for its youngest students, where an unhurried childhood can unfold.
In first grade, students begin a rich program of humanities, mathematics and the sciences-along with two foreign languages, choral and instrumental music, arts, and athletics.
WSL expands its classrooms into the natural surroundings through a biodynamic gardening program, farm and field trips, nature walks on nearby conservation land, and seasonal festivals.The school`s educational philosophy and culture instill in students respect for themselves, for each other, and for the living world around them.
WSL prepares students for a lifetime of joyful, self-directed learning.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 244 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Waldorf School Of Lexington Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No graphics on clothing; standard of age-appropriate modesty)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes Varies by age and program.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director Kate Woll

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

School Notes

  • Mission of the Waldorf School of Lexington
  • The Waldorf School of Lexington provides an arts-integrated academic education. We offer a curriculum rich in the humanities and sciences as well as practical and fine arts, grounded in the pedagogical principles and methods of Austrian philosopher and educator Rudolf Steiner.   Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, we strive to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.
  • School Profile
  • Adjacent to the 185-acre Great Meadows conservation land, the Waldorf School of Lexington, founded in 1971, serves students from preschool through grade 8. The school offers a challenging academic program, provided by faculty educated in the understanding of students` cognitive, emotional, and physical developmental stages. A member of a global network of Waldorf schools, WSL provides a rich, rounded curriculum with a balance of academics,arts, music, and physical education. Beginning in first grade, the program integrates humanities and sciences with creative arts as well as two foreign languages. From grades 38, all students study a string or woodwind instrument and play together in a school ensemble or orchestra. The dramatic arts animate the curriculum with all elementary students participating in a class play yearly. WSL expands its classrooms into the natural surroundings with an organic gardening program, farm and field trips, nature observation and walks on conservation land, and through its seasonal, community festivals. Athletics and movement are an important part of every student's day through eighth grade. Sustained by a vibrant community of educators and supported by engaged parents, the school`s educational philosophy and culture instills in students respect for themselves, for each other, and for the living world around them. Our graduates enroll in a wide variety of independent and public high schools, colleges, and universities. WSL prepares students for a lifetime of engaged, self-directed learning.

Profile last updated: 05/25/2016

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