City of Lakes Waldorf School

35 years old, City of Lakes Waldorf School is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools in more than 60 countries worldwide dedicated to helping children develop their full human potential in body, spirit, and mind.
The rich Waldorf curriculum educates children according to each unique stage of child development through academic studies, social learning, and the development of practical skills.
Our school serves children from age 18 months through Grade 8. We also offer parent/child classes, ongoing parent education, and opportunities for participation in your child`s school journey.
Waldorf teachers and parents seek to foster the natural unfolding of childhood, creating a genuine enthusiasm for learning that is essential to educational success.
Waldorf students gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the cultural, scientific, and social life of humanity that prepares them to be good problem-solvers, independent thinkers, and engaged citizens able to bring their individual gifts to a rapidly changing, complex world.
The experiences of our alumni are positive testimony to the success of Waldorf education and our work here at City of Lakes Waldorf School.

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Top Rankings

City of Lakes Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1988

Student Body

Total Students
275 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
City of Lakes Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
See Parent Handbook

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Call the Admissions Director to speak about tuition at 612-767-1502.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Soni Albright

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
art, choir, ensemble, handwork, woodworking

Recreational Athletic Programs:
circus arts

School Notes

  • Tour, application, records release form, tuition assistance application, if applicable.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City of Lakes Waldorf School cost?
City of Lakes Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $15,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of City of Lakes Waldorf School?
The acceptance rate of City of Lakes Waldorf School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. City of Lakes Waldorf School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Minnesota with low acceptance rates.
What sports does City of Lakes Waldorf School offer?
City of Lakes Waldorf School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is City of Lakes Waldorf School's ranking?
City of Lakes Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for City of Lakes Waldorf School?
The application deadline for City of Lakes Waldorf School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is City of Lakes Waldorf School located?
City of Lakes Waldorf School is located in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. There are 1 other private schools located in Powderhorn.

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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $10,233 for elementary schools and $16,699 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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