Kimberton Waldorf School

Holistic, experiential, and academically-rich approach to education that integrates the arts and the natural world every day.
Beautiful rural setting. Over 425-acre campus in close proximity to vibrant Phoenixville, and only 40 minutes from Philadelphia
Environmental Studies. From native plants and regenerative agriculture to farm-to-table meals, students are empowered to become thoughtful stewards of the planet.
Arts Integration. Curriculum organized into blocks seamlessly integrates arts, fostering creativity and multidimensional learning.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 240 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Brandywine Table: Food, Farm and Family - 01/30/2023
    Kimberton Waldorf School's Food for Thought lunch program offers a holistic farm-to-table experience, emphasizing local, organic, and non-GMO ingredients grown on the school's 430-acre campus. Students actively participate in planting ...moreand harvesting, and the program sets an example for other schools with its community-oriented initiatives, enriching families' lives. hide

Top Rankings

Kimberton Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
240 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Kimberton Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Wholesome, age-appropriate, weather-appropriate

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $10,115 to $22,060 depending on grade level. Financial Aid is available for students in all grades.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Admissions Director
Lilli Foster
Admissions Associate
Tammi Stein

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Electives, Reading Olympics, Science Fair

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theatre Production

School Notes

  • Kimberton Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education. We integrate the arts and academics for children from preschool through twelfth grade, seeking to inspire a lifelong love of learning in all students and to enable each to fully develop his or her unique capacities.
  • The teachers at Kimberton Waldorf School are dedicated to generating an inner enthusiasm for learning within every child. This eliminates the need for competitive testing, academic placement, and rewards to motivate learning and allows motivation to arise from within. It helps engender the capacity for joyful life-long learning. Our teachers know that the best way to give meaningful support to the child is to understand these phases fully and to provide "age-appropriate" content that nourishes healthy growth for the Waldorf student.
  • Science, mathematics, music, dance and theater, history, writing, literature, legends, and myths, are not simply subjects to be read about and tested-they are experienced.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jeremy Skaller ’90 - Producer, songwriter, manager, entrepreneur. A piano player turned Producer, Skaller started his songwriting career as a founding member of several bands. Later, he became a successful entrepreneur in the music industry as a co-founder of Orange Factory Music (OFM), the production team that brought Cash Money Records and Cultural Icon, the artist Jay Sean to the forefront of the global musical stage. OFM has also produced, remixed and/or written for many artists including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Yoko Ono, and Fabulous. To date, as a Publisher, Producer, Manager, Writer and Label owner, Jeremy via his companies The Heavy Group and Orange Factory Music, has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
    • Jonathan Steckel '96 - QD Vision Founder, Fellow and Director of Advanced Technology at STMicroelectronics
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kimberton Waldorf School cost?
Kimberton Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $18,500 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Kimberton Waldorf School?
Kimberton Waldorf School famous alumni include: Jeremy Skaller ’90 and Jonathan Steckel '96.
Does Kimberton Waldorf School offer a summer program?
Yes, Kimberton Waldorf School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Kimberton Waldorf School offer?
Kimberton Waldorf School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is Kimberton Waldorf School's ranking?
Kimberton Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Kimberton Waldorf School?
The application deadline for Kimberton Waldorf School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
My daughter is thriving at this school! She insists on being the first to class each morning and doesn't want to leave in the afternoon. This school has given her a love of learning and is showing her how to be a good learner. The amount of outside time is invaluable. There is a great balance of arts and academics and they are both woven into each other. She is learning cooperation and respect for herself, her school, and her community. There is a reason why, how and when things are taught based on child development and, best of all, it really works! Kimberton Waldorf School has exceeded my expectations on every level.
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We are completely sold on Kimberton Waldorf. Our son started there in the Early Childhood program 16 years ago. He just completed his first year at Tulane University. He is thriving both academically and socially. Our daughter is in the 6th grade and loves it. She has had the most amazing teacher since 1st grade who knows her as well as we do, She is fully engaged in her studies, but more importantly she is a very happy and well-adjusted child. One of the best decisions we have made as a parents was to invest in an education for our children at KWS.
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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  
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  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 240 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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