Detroit Waldorf School

previous
next
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.

Quick Stats (2021)

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
252 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
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
21 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No media images)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Oct. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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

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.

School Reviews

Endorse Detroit 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
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

What A Teacher Does
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
Decades ago private schools could have been accused of being elitist. You had to have money to attend. The student populations were fairly homogeneous. Fortunately that has changed.
Private School Job Searching 101
Private School Job Searching 101
Here is a guide for teachers and administrators seeking employment in private schools. Think of it as a roadmap for the job search process.

Quick Stats (2021)

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Detroit, MI is $6,854 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links