Marin Waldorf School

Marin Waldorf is a toddler - 8th grade non-denominational private school.
We provide an experiential, academically rigorous curriculum that also addresses the inner life of the child, their emergent sense of self and their relationship with the world around them.
Waldorf is the fastest growing educational movement worldwide with over 1,100 schools in 80 countries.
Our curriculum is well known for stimulating children's love of learning, channeling their idealism, and deepening their sense of social responsibility. At Marin Waldorf School, we celebrate academic excellence, cultivate artistic expression, and help our students develop life-long practical skills.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Waldorf School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 225 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Type
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
225 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Marin Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Admissions Director
Chantal Valentine

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • Marin Waldorf School has been helping Bay Area parents raise confident, self-reliant, resilient and morally intelligent children for the past 40 years. Waldorf education goes beyond the development of the intellect, focusing on the development of the whole human being and helping children bring goodness, beauty and truth into the world.
  • Early Childhood Program: Marin Waldorf School's early childhood program offers a nurturing environment filled with rhythm and wonder. The nature of our program ensures a strong sense of consistency, order and security - essential to the healthy development of the young child. The atmosphere is homelike and the focus is on play and cultivating imagination. Outdoor playtime is scheduled every day, rain or shine.
  • Grades: Grades 1-4 is a time for children to understand the relationship between themselves and the world around them. A time when providing space and encouragement through this developmental stage enables the child to become stable, balanced and self-sufficient. Academic subjects include arithmetic that covers addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, fractions, decimals, geometry and measurement. Language Arts includes grammar, comprehension, composition writing, cursive and poetry. Specialty classes like music, painting, sculpture, movement, foreign language, environmental education and woodworking are interwoven through the curriculum each day. 
  • In grades 5-8 the approach to academics is creative - but it is also rigorous. Entering into the upper grades with a strong foundation, the child can now successfully enter into the next developmental stage where he can flourish as an individual. This is a time of awareness and self-discovery which will lay the path for a lifelong love of learning. The mathematical and science curriculum consists of pre-algebra, geometry, aerodynamics, botany, meteorology, physics and chemistry. Language arts focuses on research compositions, literature and creative writing. Our full spectrum of humanities includes Ancient Civilizations, Roman History, Renaissance and the Age of Exploration and then the Age of Revolution. Specialty classes offered are foreign language, drama, painting, perspective drawing, sculpture, woodworking, outdoor education and orchestra. 
  • Join us at our Open House or tour the campus to see why Marin Waldorf parents are so happy their children are here.  
  • Register at www.marinwaldorf.org/tours

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Waldorf School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 225 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Marin County, CA is $23,104 for elementary schools and $32,718 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Marin County, CA is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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