Sacramento Waldorf School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (916)860-2518
  • 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 1,867 for 2016.  Highest Critical Reasoning (633) SAT scores in the region in 2016.  12-20 students average class size in High School.

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

Student Body

Total Students436 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeSacramento Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 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$12,000
Tuition NotesTuition changes by grade. See for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCindi Bradshaw
Admissions AssociateBetsy Petering
Endowment Size1 million


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Mountain Biking, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryMountain Biking,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), Investing Club, Literary Journal, Robotics Club, Speech & Debate (National Forensics League) Art Club, Investing Club, Robotics Club, GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance),
Literary Journal,
Speech & Debate (National Forensics League),

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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School Reviews

5  1/19/2016
Hi, I am a Malaysian, and will be working in California in middle of this year. I would like to send my son to study in California for year 12. We would like to know based on the past years, how many students have been successfully enrolled into UC ? Thanks.
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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Sacramento County, CA is $6,196 for elementary schools and $10,893 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sacramento County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).