Honolulu Waldorf School is a coeducational, independent schoolserving more than 150 children from early childhood through grade 8.
The original Nursery through Grade 8 school is on a beautifulmonkey pod tree-shaded campus in Honolulu's Niu Valley. Honolulu Waldorf School supports each student in his or her intellectual,physical, emotional, and spiritual development by offering a curriculum that integrates academic, practical, experiential, andartistic work.
The school honors and protects the wonder of childhood and adolescense.
It offers a safe, secure, and nurturing environment, while providing a rich and rigorous curriculum as the student travels through the grades.
As students grow they are presented with opportunities tocontribute to their community and implement positive change intheir greater society.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, mild learning differences
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
127 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 71%
Students by Grade
Honolulu Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(t shirt with school logo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PSK/K=9700-15500 grades 1-8= 17500 international tuition slightly higher
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joyce McCarthy

Sports

School Notes

  • At Honolulu Waldorf School, we educate each child to find meaning, passion, and purpose in life and to contribute to the creation of a better world for all. Through a curriculum based on the developmental stages of the human being and on the integration of art and academics, our children learn to meet the worldwith clear and creative thinking, compassion and moral strength, and with the courage and freedom to act.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

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"I tell my son his school - The Honolulu Waldorf School - is worth the drive. Blurry-eyed and smiling he says "I know mommy". The truth is he doesn`t know half how amazing the place he spends his days really is. At 5.5 he knows the drive is worth it for the friends, the play that makes up his day, and the air of magic that lingers in every puppet play, circle time, and story his teachers share. The drive - which is 3 hours of my day - is worth it because my son is learning to love learning through discovery, he is being shown leadership with kindness and care so he might someday be a kind and mindful leader himself. He is practicing trusting his own voice and thoughts through song and storytelling. Every day he is experiencing what it is to be joyful in the company of others. These wonderful things he sees as play and fun will be the building blocks for who he will become. I trust this because my two older sons attended Waldorf School through 8th grade and they have grown into good men. They are curious about the world, are grounded in the science of knowledge discovered, trust themselves and are trustworthy and they find joy in the world. I often think a Waldorf education is the best investment a family can make. The pandemic made clear to me I alone cannot offer my son all The Honolulu Waldorf School gives him. So, I drive the long way to a school that can give him so very much and laughter too."
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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