Detroit Waldorf School

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Detroit Waldorf School Photo #1 - Students in grades 3 begin playing the violin. In grade 5, additional string and wind instruments are added.
  • 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 world languages, fine and practical arts, music, rigorous academics and physical education.

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Detroit Waldorf School places among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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 (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1966

Student Body

Total Students252 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Detroit Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size21 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineOct. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,550
Tuition NotesWe 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 DirectorCharis Calender-Suemnick

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballArcheryBaseball,
BasketballDance,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
GymnasticsSoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,

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 world 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Franklin
    Grades: PK-12 | 1521 students
    17.2 miles
    22305 W Thirteen Mile Road
    Franklin, MI 48025
    (248) 646-7717
    17.2 PK-12
    1521
  • Detroit
    Benjamin E Mays Male Academy
    All-boys (Baptist)
    Grades: K-7 | 58 students
    0.3 miles
    3544 Iroquois St
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (313) 924-0014
    0.3 K-7
    58
  • Detroit
    Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-K | 36 students
    6.7 miles
    4924 Joy Rd.
    Detroit, MI 48204
    (313) 931-2870
    6.7 PK-K
    36
  • Detroit
    Grades: PK-12 | 42 students
    11.4 miles
    19370 Greenfield
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 281-8144
    11.4 PK-12
    42
  • Detroit
    Gesu Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 249 students
    8.1 miles
    17139 Oak Dr
    Detroit, MI 48221
    (313) 863-4677
    8.1 PK-8
    249

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