Detroit Waldorf School

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  • The Detroit Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that skillfully integrates the arts and academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. Waldorf teachers blend creative activities with scientific and intellectual study to create a balance between the sciences, humanities and arts.
  • The curriculum includes two foreign languages, fine and practical arts, music, rigorous academics and physical education.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 246 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Detroit Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Oct. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,300
Tuition Notes We have an Accessible Tuition program that allows us to make adjustments based on economic need.
% on Financial Aid
45%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Charis Calender-Suemnick

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballArcheryBaseball,
BasketballDance,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
GymnasticsLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Girls on the Run Girls on the Run,

School Notes

  • The Detroit Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that skillfully integrates the arts and academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. This unique educational philosophy encourages a lifelong love of learning.  The Waldorf model was developed in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner.  Today, it is one of the fastest growing educational movements in the United States.The goal of Waldorf education is to enable students to realize their unique potential and meet the challenges of the changing world we live in. Waldorf teachers blend creative activities with scientific and intellectual study to create a balance between the sciences, humanities and arts. The curriculum includes two foreign languages, fine and practical arts, music, and physical education.Young students develop a strong foundation for academic learning and creative thinking through a play-based curriculum.  Older students are met with an academically rigorous program that prepares them for creative, critical thinking and individual initiative beyond high school.
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The average private school tuition in Wayne County, MI is $5,199 for elementary schools and $9,457 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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