Chicago Waldorf School

  • Chicago Waldorf School provides a diverse PreK-12th grade education that supports the development of self-directed young adults dedicated to the pursuit of ongoing learning and eager to contribute positively to the global society of the 21st century.
  • Our unique approach corresponds to the various stages of human development by focusing not only on what children learn but how they learn.
  • Contact us for more information and see why we are part of the fastest growing educational movement in the world.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students367 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
38%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesPlease visit http://www.chicagowaldorf.org/admissions/tuition for tuition specific to your child\\\\\\\'s grade.
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLisa Payton
Admissions AssociateJennifer Zielinski

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Amnesty International, Beekeeping Club, Circus Club, Drama Club, Green Team (sustainability outreach), Math Club, Model UN, Rocket Club, Student Action Council (supports social inclusion), Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook & Publications

School Notes

  • Chicago Waldorf School opened its doors in 1974 with a small Early Childhood program. The school has since enjoyed steady growth at 1300 West Loyola in Rogers Park. Chicago Waldorf School offers a full Parent-Child through High School curriculum as well as After-School and Summer Camp programs. We weave academic and artistic excellence with social engagement and moral awareness into an integrated whole.  We work with the educational principles established by Rudolf Steiner to encourage imagination, flexibility in thinking and a love of learning.  For details on all areas of the curriculum, education philosophy and open community events, visit our website at www.chicagowaldorf.org.
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    6.5 miles
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    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)582-6000
    6.5 PK-12
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    2.9 miles
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    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773)327-3144
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    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)944-5600
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    4 miles
    3730 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773)271-2700
    4 PK-8
    218

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I have three boys who have been enrolled in the school since they were four. My oldest is currently in the 7th grade and I am so impressed with the academic quality of their education. It continues to meet and engage them through a creative artistic component. They come home excited about what they are learning.
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