Anchorage Waldorf School

Anchorage Waldorf School Photo #1 - Students skating at Cheney Lake in Movement classes
The groundwork for Anchorage Waldorf School was laid in 1988 and has since grown into a full-program, independent Waldorf school, offering Waldorf education from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. We are part of a rapidly growing international community of over 1,000 schools that embrace Waldorf education.
These schools share a common philosophy that was initially developed by Rudolf Steiner. Waldorf Schools are committed to academic excellence and offer their students a rigorous education in preparation for the further education of the child and to meet the challenges of modern life. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.
The heart of the Waldorf philosophy is the belief that education is an artistic process.
Through our rich curriculum and innovative teaching methods, we address the whole child, working to develop clarity in thought, balance in feeling, and conscience and initiative in action.
Our Vision is to "spark and nurture the highest potential in humanity" and we feel we are achieving that, one child at a time.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 82 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,875
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
82 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Anchorage Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(comfortable clothing that is not distracting to other students)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $5289 for 2-day kindergarten to $11875 for grades 1-8. Please see website for tuition assistance options
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jann D. Mylet

School Notes

  • The Waldorf curriculum provides a rich experience that prepares students to meet the challenges of our world with clarity of thought, a caring heart and confidence to initiate change. We recognize each child's creative potential and engage all children at their unique stages of development. Art, music, movement, handwork, woodwork and drama are integrated with the sciences, humanities, math and language (Russian), giving fuller meaning and depth to the learning environment. This rigorous classical education instills balance and wholeness, mobility of thought, artistic sensitivity, individual judgement, and the courage to act, producing graduates who are prepared not only to meet the future but to shape it.

School Reviews

I have one daughter in 3rd and one in 7th grade. I love the way my children are respected in school by both students, teachers and staff. They feel like valued members of a community, and I know they will leave the school feeling like they CAN make a difference in the world. I cannot think of another school I would rather have my children go to.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 82 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,875
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Anchorage, AK is $9,325 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Anchorage, AK is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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