Pasadena Waldorf School

  • Pasadena Waldorf School is a community for those who think deeply about the world and their place in it.
  • It is a conscious approach to parenting and education founded on the wisdom of Rudolf Steiner who opened the first Waldorf School in 1919.
  • Steiner recognized that every child is gifted; he inspired teachers to know each student individually and to meet them authentically, with a rich, holistic and experiential curriculum that has been thoughtfully developed and intentionally structured with the healthy development of the child at the center.
  • The results are confident, talented, grateful and conscientious individuals who know they are capable of achieving whatever they can imagine and they graduate with a great capacity for imagination!.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Organizational support for High School Students with IEP or 504 plan
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 340 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Pasadena Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Natural materials encouraged and no logos or media-inspired clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,750
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $13,100 for part-time preschool to $25,380 for high school. Check our website for current rates.
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennifer Quintana
Admissions Associate Melani Gold Friedman

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Girls Volleyball, choir, drama (integrated into curriculum at age appropriate grades), eurythmy, knitting, line drawing, music ensembles, orchestra, painting, pentatonic flute, photography, sculpture, string instruments, weaving, wind intruments, wood working choir, eurythmy, knitting, line drawing, orchestra, painting, photography, sculpture, weaving, wood working, Girls Volleyball,
drama (integrated into curriculum at age appropriate grades),
music ensembles,
pentatonic flute,
string instruments,
wind intruments,

School Notes

  • Japanese and Spanish languages both taught from first through 8th grade
  • Mandarin and Spanish are offered to 9th through 12th grade
  • Stringed instruments (cello, violin, viola) are taught beginning in third grade and a wind instrument is added in fifth grade
  • High school students can choose a music path: orchestra with strings or wind instruments, guitar or percussion ensembles.
  • Instrumental and vocal music are taught from first through twelfth grade
  • Painting, drawing, modeling are integrated into the curriculum
  • Handwriting is taught in third grade
  • Eurythmy/movement is taught from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  
  • Outdoor games and physical education are offered in everygrade
  • Competitive Sports; volleyball, track, flag football, soccer (2016) are offered from fifth grade through highschool as an extra curricular activity.
  • Manual arts handwork (knitting, cross stitch, felting, weaving), woodwork and crafts are taught beginning in first grade with knitting and continued throughout the school years to twelfth grade
  • Camping, class trips, day field trips and excursions are offered every year
  • Class plays are performed beginning in first grade
  • Festivals and seasonal performances are incorporated into the fabric of the school's social life.  These occasions provide opportunity for reverence and joy.
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