Sacramento Waldorf School

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  • SWS is ranked as one of the area`s top Private High Schools for 2017 by the Business Journal.
  • 100% College acceptance rate. 72 % of our students accepted into the UC System.
  • We exceed the UC System A to G requirements.
  • Four years required Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.  Four years required Humanities.
  • Four years required Music, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.
  • 50% of our student entered STEM in college in 2016.
  • Mean SAT scores 1,973 for 2017.  Highest Critical Reasoning (633) SAT scores in the region in 2017.  12-20 students average class size in High School.

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School Overview

School TypeWaldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$325
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer Program is for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade. Please see details on our website:
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students411 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sacramento Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size31 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesHonors foreign language
Average SAT score1330
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,200
Tuition NotesTuition changes by grade. See for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCindi Bradshaw
Admissions AssociateTerri Stewart
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryMountain Biking,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Coding Club, GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), Japanese Culture Club, Literary Journal, Science Olympiad, Speech & Debate (National Forensics League), Student Council, Waste and Vice Elimination Squad (WAVES), Yearbook

School Notes

  • Learning takes place in both the classroom and throughout our 22-acre campus and teaching farm.
  • Hands on experiencial learning.
  • Required core subjects include math, science, language arts, history, geography, music, Spanish, German, Woodshop, Hand crafts, PE and movement and speech, and gardening.
  • Yearly class plays out of the curriculum.
  • Regular class trips, music recitals and assemblies.
  • All students from grade 4 onwards play a musical instrument.
  • After school sports begins in sixth grade.

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