Potomac Crescent Waldorf School

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Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #1 - Students learn through hands-on experiences, music, and the integration of art and academics.
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Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #1 - Students learn through hands-on experiences, music, and the integration of art and academics.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #2 - Waldorf curriculum combines strong academic work with artistic expression to facilitate a deep level of understanding and a love for learning.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #3 - Our school provides a warm, nurturing learning environment for elementary students that includes small class sizes, individualized attention, and experiential learning.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #4 - Our preschool classroom, filled with natural materials and open-ended toys that inspire imaginative play.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #5 - Handwork is a part of traditional Waldorf curriculum. It begins in kindergarten with finger-knitting and progresses to simple knitting and then complex knitting and crochet. Not only does this help the development of fine motor skills it helps develop mathematic skills
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #6 - The 3rd Grade visits local farms as a part of the curriculum.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #7 - Children experience carding wool, modeling beeswax, watercolor painting, helping in our biodynamic garden, preparing soup and rolls for snack time, and generous time in nature.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #8 - Playtime in our Bluebird preschool class. The Preschool program provides a warm, nurturing environment to learn about community, develop creativity and imagination, and develop foundational skills.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #9 - We believe that time outdoors and a connection to nature is healthy and important to the development of a child.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Photo #10 - Elementary students experience music, strings, Spanish, Mandarin, games/movement, art and academics.
At Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, we believe in the preservation of childhood, the importance of imaginative play and time in nature, the integration of arts and academics, and the development of human beings who will make a difference in the world. We are committed to educating the whole child in a nurturing, creative community. We offer: Parent-Child Programs, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary Education for Grades 1-5.
Generous time outdoors, seasonal festivals, and connection to nature for all classes.  Ongoing parent education evenings and school community events.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,449
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded
1997
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
90 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size
9 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
All weather gear for generous time in nature.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Parent-Child: $200-$450 3-Day Preschool: $10,155 5-Day Preschool: $15,887 5-Day Kindergarten: $15,887 5-Day Elementary School: $26,449 Early Bird: $2,602 Afternoon Program: $8,349 Extended Day: $6,545 *Tuition Assistance is Available
Summer Program Cost Notes
We will be offering a summer program for 2023. Details to come.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,500
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kensei Phillips

School Notes

  • Waldorf Education is an independent and inclusive form of education based on the insights and teachings of the renowned artist and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. Evolving from a profound understanding of the human spirit and human development, the first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in over 80 countries around the globe.
  • The programs at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School are true to Waldorf educational philosophies of experiential learning and we support age-appropriate activities that foster a lifelong love of learning.
  • Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is the only accredited Waldorf school in Northern VA. Our school is a member of Association of Waldorf Schools of North American (AWSNA) and Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN).
  • www.potomacwaldorf.org
  • information@potomacwaldorf.org
  • (703) 486-1309
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Potomac Crescent Waldorf School cost?
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $26,449 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Potomac Crescent Waldorf School?
The acceptance rate of Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 83%.
When is the application deadline for Potomac Crescent Waldorf School?
The application deadline for Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is Jan. 25 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 25 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is the only pre-school in Arlington, that fully operates in the Waldorf tradition and teaches with head, heart, and hands. The teachers honor the true spirit of the children and receive them with love, not mechanical curricula. My child couldn't be more loved and cared for in any school in Northern Virginia. He is safe and growing, and we have peace of mind. What more can a parent ask for?
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5  
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is a very special place. The early childhood program provides the children with a true childhood, where they can explore imaginative play, help with work in the classrooms, and create beautiful art. In the grades, the teachers understand where each child is, and tailor their teaching accordingly. They integrate art, painting, stories, movement, and music into the learning so that the children learn their subjects deeply, and they develop many facets of themselves.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,449
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Alexandria, VA is $26,772 for elementary schools and $40,120 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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