Sacramento Waldorf School

Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #1 - Sacramento Waldorf High School provides a comprehensive education, an academic and arts-infused curriculum within a community of passionate students, dedicated teachers, and involved parents.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #2 - Sacramento Waldorf School's 22-acre campus includes a working farm, expansive playing fields, art studios, theater, gymnasium, science labs and more. Go to to learn more!
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #3 - Performing arts such as instrumental music, choir and theater are a vital part of Waldorf education.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #4 - Handwork is a critical component of Waldorf education, developing fine motor skills, fostering creativity, and contributing to the foundation for successful academic work.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #5 - Academics with long term results. Students create their own textbooks, which consist of relevant illustrations, stories, notes, and summaries. The lessons become their very own creative expression of a given topic. This process supports recall and depth of understanding.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #6 - Sacramento Waldorf School`s bio-dynamic farm is an integral, hands-on classroom along the American River. Students learn to care for animals and plant and harvest crops.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #7 - Students at Sacramento Waldorf School plant, till, and harvest the school`s working farm which features vegetable, flower, herb and native plant gardens as well as fruit trees.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #8 - Meet Atticus the llama, one of the many animals living on the Sacramento Waldorf School farm.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #9 - Sacramento Waldorf School offers a variety of athletic opportunities such as baseball, soccer, mountain biking, basketball, cross country, track and volleyball - GO WAVES!
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #10 - Sacramento Waldorf School boys` varsity basketball program boasts 16 league championship victories and more than 600 winning games led by Coach Dean Stark, who was named to the All-Decade Coach roster by the Sacramento Bee - GO WAVES!
  • Our mission: Providing an education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings
  • SWS is ranked as one of the area`s top Private High Schools for 2019 by the Business Journal.
  • Offers a K-12 hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum rich in academics, arts, music, environmental, and physical education as well as specialty subjects including handwork, blacksmithing, woodworking, and gardening
  • Grades 6-12 experience Social Emotional Learning and Health (SEL). This curriculum develops self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Students learn character education, human reproduction, socially healthy relationships, including technology, and how to transition to high school with ease.
  • Encompasses 22 acres of winding campus in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks, including a 3.5-acre biodynamic farm along the American River
  • National Merit Scholar semifinalist and 4 National Merit Commended Scholars in 2019
  • 100% College acceptance rate. 71% of our students accepted into the UC System
  • We exceed the UC System A to G requirements
  • 25% of our students entered STEM in college in 2019
  • Mean SAT scores 1,289/1600 and 29 ACT for 2019
  • 12-20 students average class size in High School.
  • Offers a successful, celebrated athletic program that is open to every student

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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.: 45%
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 score1289
Average ACT score29
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

  • Sacramento Waldorf School enjoys a close, friendly community where every child is known, seen, and heard, and where the student population supports each other, rather than competes.
  • Emphasizes building a love of learning and true self-confidence in every subject
  • Employs versatile, caring faculty, many with PhDs, who provide support, guidance and focus on student well-being
  • Graduates students who are capable of independent, critical, and creative thinking and who will enter adult life with the confidence and knowledge needed to take on their next level of possibilities
  • 3 years required Math, 3 years of science (1 year each: biology, physics and chemistry)
  • 4 years of English, 2.5 years of history, 0.5 years of civics/government)
  • 4 years required Music, 1 year of drama, 1+ year of art
  • All students from grade 4 onward play a musical instrument
  • After school sports begin in sixth grade. 
  • Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
  • All high school core curriculum classes are UC-accredited

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fair Oaks
    Grades: PK-12 | 101 students
    1.4 miles
    7736 Sunset Ave
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    (916) 962-3247
    1.4 PK-12
  • Citrus Heights
    Grades: NS-8 | 100 students
    3.9 miles
    7737 Highland Ave
    Citrus Heights, CA 95610
    (916) 725-5707
    3.9 NS-8
  • Folsom
    Grades: K-8 | 356 students
    7.8 miles
    309 Montrose Drive
    Folsom, CA 95630
    (916) 985-4129
    7.8 K-8
  • Fair Oaks
    St Mel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 251 students
    1.4 miles
    4745 Pennsylvania Ave
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    (916) 967-2814
    1.4 K-8
  • Fair Oaks
    Grades: NS-8 | 191 students
    3.7 miles
    5010 Hazel Ave
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    (916) 536-9307
    3.7 NS-8

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