Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 106 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1982

Student Body

Total Students
106 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Charlottesville Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
To access tuition rates: http://www.cwaldorf.org/admissions/tuition-and-fees/
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sarah Pevehouse

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Applicants for the Early Childhood program must submit the application, a teacher recommendation, a current photograph, and the $50 non-refundable application fee. Applicants for the Grade School program must submit the application, the student's transcript, a current photograph, and the $50 non-refundable application fee. All applicants must sign and submit the "Permission to Contact" form. All forms are available from our web site, www.cwaldorf.org, and from enrollment@cwaldorf.org.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
I have two girls in the school. Such an enriching atmosphere that makes learning a part of all experiences...rather than a slog.
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5  
The best decision we made for our daughter. She started when she was 3 and I have seen her blooming under the guidance of some phenomenal teachers. The curriculum is a whole approach and not just cherry picking topics. The science taught in upper grades made me want to go back to school and learn again the Waldorf way. The science fair showcases the talent of the students and the hard work the faculty puts in. It`s a great investment in a child`s future.
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5  
Passionate staff and faculty, excellent execution of the Waldorf philosophy, a gorgeous 13 acre campus. This is the school everyone needs. We love CWS!
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5  
Fantastic curriculum, wise and experienced teachers, a place where children can actually be in nature, fully nurtured in art, music, handwork... challenged and enriched in meaningful, engaged academics, fantastic mind-body connection... so grateful for a Waldorf community here in Charlottesville.
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5  
I went to the Waldorf school for 12 years. I am now a professor in industrial design and working with the most demanding design clients. My school years were the most cherished time of my life, especially the first 6 years. It was filled with all the magic that life has to offer: Crafts, singing and playing theatre, eurythmics, painting, drawing, storytelling about all subjects from ancient history to biology and physics. I felt so lucky to LOVE going to school, which was more that could be said for my neighbourhood friend that went to public schools. Public schools in Scandinavia tend to be more and more looking to the Steiner/Waldorf schools for "inspiration" and for a good reason. It makes school both inspiring and therefore an "efficient" place for learning and experiencing so many facets of life. Unfortunately it can be pricey, but if you can afford it it is the best gift you can give your child/children. (The weak point of the system is that it is very dependant on the class' pricipal teacher's capacity to spread joy, but most of them are very dedicated and passionate about their jobs.)
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 106 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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