Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor

Our exceptional college preparatory curriculum develops strong, creative thinkers.
The Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor (RSHS) curriculum exceeds the requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum in all areas.
Every one of our students graduates with a full and balanced credit load of five years of laboratory science, four years of mathematics and English, three years of history and social sciences and four years of art, music, choir and world language.
The depth and breadth of their studies during high school leaves students uniquely prepared for the challenges of university work.

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School Overview

School TypeWaldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students120 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size30 students
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,600
Tuition NotesNeed-based flexible tuition available. Please visit https://www.steinerschool.org/apps/pages/affordability for information.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorJanine Huber

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bee Club, Community Service Club, Create A Club Based on Your Interest, Creative Writing Club, Debate Club, Gardening Club, Improv Club, Model United Nations (MUN), Robotics Team, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama, Steel Drums

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Hiking Club

School Notes

  • Waldorf education is the fastest-growing non-denominational educational movement in the world. There are Waldorf schools on every continent. Waldorf education works in the suburbs of Stockholm; the thriving cities of Brazil; the townships of South Africa; and in the ancient cities of Japan. It works here in Ann Arbor, too.Waldorf education works because it is based on profound insight into the needs and capacities of young children, elementary pupils, and high school students. Founded in 1919, Waldorf schools today seem more contemporary than ever. Theme-based education, block scheduling, teaching to different learning styles, moral education, and `looping` have all been part of the Waldorf curriculum since the first school was founded.Our kindergartens give young children the opportunity to work joyfully and play imaginatively within a secure and beautiful environment. Our loving, experienced teachers know the importance of rich sensory experiences, walks in nature, hard work, and joyful festivals.Grades teachers move with their classes through at least Grade 5. They come to know their students intimately, and they are able to unify the entire academic curriculum. In addition, special subject teachers introduce the children to a wide array of disciplines: Spanish, German, orchestra, woodworking, handwork, eurythmy, singing, physical education, and the arts. Academic concepts are presented through stories, drama, music, and movement. This kind of artistic presentation reaches children with many different learning styles.High school students need academic rigor, opportunities for self-expression, and a community. Every student studies nearly every subject, all of which are taught by specialists. Students discover new capacities and talents within themselves; their self-confidence allows them to relate to their teachers and to each other in an open, tolerant environment.Professors who have taught Waldorf students across many academic disciplines and across a wide range of campuses-from State Universities to Ivy League-note that Waldorf graduates have the ability to integrate thinking; to assimilate information as opposed to memorizing isolated facts; to be flexible, creative and willing to take intellectual risks; and are leaders with high ethical and moral standards who take initiative and are passionate to reach their goals. Waldorf graduates are highly sought after in higher education.At the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor computers are not part of the early grades curriculum, although mechanical technology and the practical arts are incorporated at all levels. During the middle school years students are introduced to appropriate technology, including computers and the internet, and an after-school robotics club is offered. In high school, computers are used in the classroom as teaching tools across disciplines and computer-specific courses, including coding, are taught. All high school students utilize computers at home for research, to aid in their schoolwork and for in-class or school-wide presentations.  For more information and resources, visit https://www.steinerschool.org/about-us/waldorf-education.cfm

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    Grades: 9-12 | 580 students
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    4333 Whitehall Dr
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    (734) 662-0496
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Fantastic school, excellent teachers, caring administrators. Highly qualified leadership at this school. Our children have prospered. Great friendships made.
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This education has been excellent for my two kids. They are confident in what they've learned, sure of themselves as individuals and, most important to me, they are curious and interested in continuing to learn. They didn't get burned out on school (though, of course, they had their moments of not wanting to go, not liking a teacher, etc.). I think because all the students are expected to participate in the full curriculum, not just choose the things that interest them at that point in their lives. It really introduced them to things they wouldn't have chosen for themselves but that they found interesting, discovered they were good at and some they loved!
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