Kimberton Waldorf School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (610)933-3635
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  • Life lessons are learned through a senior's year long Senior Project - 05/03/2016 - Part of Kimberton Waldorf School's high school curriculum involves a year long senior project.  One student experienced a variety of challenges and opportunities to learn from restoring and flipping a local home.
  • Equipping Students With Lifelong Skills for the 21st Century - 02/03/2017 - Preparing students with the 21st century skills that are critical in this information-based economy together with a rich and rigorous academic curriculum are key in educating students for the future.  For 75 years, Kimberton Waldorf School has been providing a...more

School Overview

School TypeWaldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1941

Student Body

Total Students360 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeKimberton Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Wholesome, age-appropriate, weather-appropriate)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,250
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $1,500 to $22,250 depending on grade level. Financial Aid is available for students in grades K-12.
Admissions DirectorLisa Cordner
Admissions AssociateTammi Stein

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • At Kimberton Waldorf School, we provide a rich academic curriculum taught through the prism of creative thinking. The reason is simple: Mathematics requires creative problem-solving skills. Physics requires creative problem-solving skills. And creating a sustainable future certainly requires creative problem-solving skills.
  • The key is inspiration. This isn`t a new idea. Nor is it alternative. This is the wisdom of a nearly century-old approach to education that has become the fastest growing education movement worldwide.
  • Inspired students are engaged learners. They are involved learners. They are interested learners. When they graduate from Kimberton to attend some of the nation`s leading universities, they do so as creative thinkers whose capacities for both analysis and imagination are not only treasured, but sought.
  • Kimberton Waldorf School has produced Fulbright, Rhodes, and Truman Scholars; a National Book Award Winner; and a U.S. State Department Consul General.
  • From early childhood education through the grade school and high school, Kimberton prepares children and young adults to meet the demands of the future by developing within them the tools to be nimble thinkers, creators, and doers.
  • Waldorf Schools are private, independently funded schools, offering education ranging from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, covering an age range from 2 years to 18 years old. Waldorf teachers strive to educate the human being through all three soul capacities of thinking, feeling and will. Students learn by encountering the world as experience. Waldorf Education is a developmentally appropriate, balanced education that integrates the arts and academics. Waldorf Education encourages the development of each child's sense of truth, beauty, and goodness.  The aim of the education is to fully develop the capacities of each student and to inspire a love for lifelong learning.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
My son has been attending the Rosebud School (preschool) at Kimberton Waldorf School since September 2014. I am so pleased with the amount of care and consideration given to him during the three-days/week he is there. Every day I drop him off, he has a smile on his face and absolutely can't wait to start his busy day with his teachers and friends. When I come to pick him up, he is delighted to see me and tell me all about the adventures of his day. I absolutely love the commitment KWS has to preparing and eating healthy, organic foods; engaging children in enriching activities that are truly age-appropriate; focusing on what each child individually needs; leading by example; and encouraging my son's inner imagination and light to shine! Like others, I wish I had attended this school when I was a kid, and I can't wait to watch my children grow up and thrive in this extraordinary environment.
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5  7/24/2015
As an alum, I can honestly say that KWS provides an invaluable education. My teachers taught me how to approach learning from my own perspective and instilled in me a love of science and art. I went on to college and the professional world feeling that I could do anything, and I still feel that way today.
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5  1/17/2015
KWS is a unique and very special school. It fosters independence and critical thinking while helping students learn to get along with each other and the broader world around them. There is an empahsis on learning how to live and take care of everyday needs beyond the typical academic-only focus of most schools. I am so glad that my daughter has had the opportunity to attend KWS since she was a toddler.
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