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

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Program is for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade. Please see details on our website:
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
411 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Sacramento Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
31 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Honors foreign language
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition changes by grade. See for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cindi Bradshaw
Admissions Associate
Terri Stewart
Endowment Size
$1 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
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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