Potomac Crescent Waldorf School

  • Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is committed to educating the whole child in a nurturing, creative community.
  • We offer accredited Waldorf education programs: Parent-Child classes, preschool, kindergarten, elementary education for grades 1-5, summer camp, and ongoing parent education and community events.
  • Potomac Crescent Waldorf School (PCWS) is the only school in Northern VA that is a member of the independent Waldorf schools of North America.

School Overview

School TypeWaldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students95 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradePotomac Crescent Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No logos or flashy clothing allowed.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,505
Tuition Notes3-Day Preschool: $7,993 5-Day Kindergarten: $12,505 5-Day Elementary School: $19,083 *Tuition Assistance Available
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTorie Gorges

School Notes

"Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility-these three forces are the very nerve of education." - Rudolf Steiner

Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education. They integrate the arts and academics for children from preschool through twelfth grade. The aim of the education is to inspire life-long learning in each student and enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

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 some 80 countries around the globe.
  • Our programs at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School are true to Rudolf Steiner's educational philosophies of experiential learning, and we support age-appropriate activities that foster a lifelong love of learning.
  • Schedule a tour
  • www.potomacwaldorf.org
  • information@potomacwaldorf.org
  • (703) 486-1309

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    Grades: NS-5 | 108 students
    1.6 miles
    3601 Russell Road
    Alexandria, VA 22305
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    1.6 miles
    2400 Russell Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22301
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    Grades: NS-8 | 200 students
    2.9 miles
    5917 Telegraph Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22310
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    Grades: PK-8 | 265 students
    2.4 miles
    3700 Burgundy Road
    Alexandria, VA 22303
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    Grades: PK-12 | 1133 students
    1 miles
    1000 Saint Stephens Road
    Alexandria, VA 22304
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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