Charlottesville Waldorf School
Charlottesville Waldorf School Photo #2 - Shannon gets a high-five for a goal during a Middle School Girls Soccer match.
Charlottesville Waldorf School Photo #3 - Come explore Waldorf education! April 13th, 2019 from 10 am - 12 pm.
Charlottesville Waldorf School Photo #9 - 3-6 year olds engage in play, circle time, baking, painting, nature walks, songs, sewing -- and more!
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.
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 150 students
- Acceptance rate: 90%
- Average class size: 10 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
No graphics or media characters allowed.
No graphics or media characters allowed.
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
To access tuition rates: www.cwaldorf.org
% on Financial Aid
National avg.: 85%
Total Sports Offered
- 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 email@example.com.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the acceptance rate of Charlottesville Waldorf School?
The acceptance rate of Charlottesville Waldorf School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 83%.
What sports does Charlottesville Waldorf School offer?
Charlottesville Waldorf School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Charlottesville Waldorf School?
The application deadline for Charlottesville Waldorf School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
I have two girls in the school. Such an enriching atmosphere that makes learning a part of all experiences...rather than a slog.
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.
Passionate staff and faculty, excellent execution of the Waldorf philosophy, a gorgeous 13 acre campus. This is the school everyone needs. We love CWS!
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.
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.)
Endorse Charlottesville Waldorf School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:
- Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
- Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
- Academic or athletic awards
Children With Learning Differences: How To Proceed
Facing the reality that your child has learning differences is never easy. But with a diagnosis from a qualified professional, and skilled experienced teachers who know how to remediate those differences, your child can learn to handle her differences. More here.
Enrichment Resources For Children Ages 10-14
I asked ChatGPT to list apps, YouTube Channels, and podcasts suitable for enriching the studies of students ages 10-14. (We'll look at resources for younger and older students in another article.)
February 13, 2023Designing Assignments In The ChatGPT Era
AI (Artificial Intelligence), specifically ChatGPT, poses some serious challenges for teachers. We explore the importance of teaching students how to attribute the work and ideas of others.