Charlottesville Waldorf School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: (434)973-4946
  • Waldorf schools are based on a clearly defined view of child development and strive to educate not only the intellect, but also the child's full and essential humanity-his or her ability to feel and to do, as well as to think.
  • The Waldorf curriculum recognizes that our common humanity develops in clear, predictable and understandable stages, which should be honored, not rushed through.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1982

Student Body

Total Students192 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeCharlottesville Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is $13,945 for G1-4, $14,350 for G5-8; and there are half- and full-day options for toddler, preschool and kindergarten families.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJane Gargett

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-12
    4.7 miles
    175 Hickory St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434)220-7330
    4.7 PK-12
    n/a
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: NS-12 | 893 students
    2.9 miles
    2132 Ivy Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434)296-5106
    2.9 NS-12
    893
  • Afton
    Grades: PK-12 | 73 students
    19.8 miles
    9357 Critzers Shop Road
    Afton, VA 22920
    (540)456-6853
    19.8 PK-12
    73
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-8 | 335 students
    0.2 miles
    1205 Pen Park Rd
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434)964-0400
    0.2 PK-8
    335
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: K-7 | 145 students
    2.1 miles
    200 Four Seasons Dr
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434)817-2371
    2.1 K-7
    145

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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