Emerson Waldorf School

  • Emerson Waldorf School has offered a unique atmosphere of intellectual, creative and practical excellence since 1984.
  • We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum for Pre-K through Grade 12, fostering practical, artistic and academic skills, enthusiasm for learning, healthy self-awareness, and respect for other human beings and the world.

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Emerson Waldorf School places among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina 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
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1984

Student Body

Total Students279 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeEmerson Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1130
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by section of the school, $6400-$16,865. Tuition assistance available based on need.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorRaelee Peirce

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes

Waldorf Education provides:
  • developmentally-based curriculum
  • music and the arts for all students every day
  • cross-disciplinary approach with block scheduling
  • academic excellence without high-stakes testing
  • multi-sensory and experiential learning
  • Waldorf Education offers a time-tested curriculum with a rich blend of academics and arts. The curriculum and methods respond to the needs of the child at each stage of development and promote creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong love for learning. We provide a strong foundation in literature, foreign language, history, geography, music, fine and practical arts, mathematics, and science - the subjects today's child needs as a foundation for tomorrow's complex and challenging civilization.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-12 | 1229 students
    6 miles
    3501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)493-5787
    6 PK-12
    1229
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 1189 students
    26.3 miles
    7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919)847-0900
    26.3 PK-12
    1189
  • Chapel Hill
    Montessori Day School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 56 students
    4.8 miles
    1702 Legion Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    (919)929-3339
    4.8 NS-6
    56
  • Cary
    Grades: 6-12 | 753 students
    20.7 miles
    1500 N Harrison Avenue
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919)677-3873
    20.7 6-12
    753
  • Durham
    Grades: K-12 | 134 students
    9.2 miles
    809 Proctor St
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)688-3040
    9.2 K-12
    134

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Please don't fall for it! Seems great at first, but then after they Removed you in.....This place is a cult and you will get Removeded into it if you don't do your research first.Anthroposophists believe that they are on the side of the gods, and they believe that their critics are on the side of the demonic powers.Rudolf Steiner invented Waldorf Schools and Anthroposophy.Check it out carefully before trusting your children to these crazy ass people.....
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I am a parent of 2 children at the Emerson Waldorf School. I have a 1st Grader and a 4th Grader currently. We have been incredibly satisfied by the academic program, the emphasis on the arts, and the overall educational approach. Both of our children are happy and thriving. They are challenged in a positive way in that they do not feel stress or anxiety in regards to the academic expectations.
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