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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1992

Student Body

Total Students82 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Anchorage Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(comfortable clothing that is not distracting to other students)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,875
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorJann 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage
    Grades: NS-8 | 132 students
    4.7 miles
    2511 Sentry Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    4.7 NS-8
  • Anchorage
    Holy Rosary Academy
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 146 students
    4.6 miles
    1010 W Fireweed Lane
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    4.6 K-12
  • Anchorage
    Anchor Lutheran School
    Anchor Lutheran School Photo - Students and staff in front of the main entrance of our school, with the cross of Christ lifted above. In our whole program, Jesus is lifted up as the example we follow and the purpose to which we commit ourselves.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    5.2 miles
    8100 Arctic Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    5.2 PK-8
  • Anchorage
    Grades: PK-6 | 174 students
    5.6 miles
    5001 Northwood Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99517
    5.6 PK-6
  • Anchorage
    Faith Evangelical Lutheran School
    Faith Evangelical Lutheran School Photo - Faith Lutheran School and Preschool visit the newly opened Dome.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 53 students
    2.8 miles
    5200 Lake Otis Pkwy
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    2.8 K-8

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The average private school tuition in Anchorage, AK is $9,275 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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