Cedarwood Waldorf School

Cedarwood Waldorf School is a warm and vibrant community of committed teachers and parents dedicated to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual development of children. Established in 1997, Cedarwood now offers pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and a full array of subject classes, including music, orchestra, Spanish, Japanese, movement, eurythmy, handwork and woodworking.
Academic lessons integrate artistic activities on a daily basis.
Cedarwood is located in Portland, Oregon, just south of downtown at 3030 SW Second Avenue in the historic Neighborhood House, across the street from Lair Hill Park.
Cedarwood School brings Waldorf education to life and strives to instill a love for learning.
Our curriculum weaves together the arts, academics and movement, with a reverence for the developing child.
We nurture our children's spirituality, cultivate their ability to think imaginatively and inspire them to seek the truth.
Waldorf education cultivates social and emotional intelligence and academic excellence, creating a strong foundation for the whole child

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Cedarwood Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1997
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
242 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Cedarwood Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early childhood tuition ranges from $8,250-18,250 depending on half, full or extended day program.
Summer Program Cost
$375
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer camps cost $375 per week
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erin Cooley - Enrollment Director

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Games Club, GSA, Lego Robotics, Service or Social Justice Club, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Middle School Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Circus Club, Tumbling

School Notes

  • Cedarwood Waldorf School is a warm and vibrant community of committed teachers and parents dedicated to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual development of children. Established in 1997, Cedarwood now offers pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and a full array of subject classes, including music, Spanish, Japanese, movement, eurythmy, handwork and woodworking. Academic lessons integrate artistic activities on a daily basis. Cedarwood is located in Portland, Oregon, just south of downtown at 3030 SW Second Avenue in the historic Neighborhood House, across the street from Lair Hill Park.
  • Cedarwood School Brings Waldorf Education to life and strives to instill a love for learning. Our curriculum weaves together the arts, academics and movement, with a reverence for the developing child. We nurture our children's spirituality, cultivate their ability to think imaginatively and inspire them to seek the truth.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cedarwood Waldorf School cost?
Cedarwood Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $17,250 for private students and $375 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Cedarwood Waldorf School?
The acceptance rate of Cedarwood Waldorf School is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. Cedarwood Waldorf School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Oregon with low acceptance rates.
Does Cedarwood Waldorf School offer a summer program?
Yes, Cedarwood Waldorf School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Cedarwood Waldorf School offer?
Cedarwood Waldorf School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.
What is Cedarwood Waldorf School's ranking?
Cedarwood Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Cedarwood Waldorf School?
The application deadline for Cedarwood Waldorf School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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The school now has typical attributes of the Woke educational organization - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (the school calls it DEIJ with "J" for Justice), the school organized a faculty-lead GSA Club (Gay-Straight Alliance) where children are being educated on LGBTQQIP2SAA+ topic and instructed how to promote it further. Woke activists and their supporters hold the key positions - DEIJ Committee is Woke by design, Woke activist teachers and parents are on the Board of Trustees, and the school Administration is in full support of the new direction.
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