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 #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 - Performing arts such as instrumental music, choir and theater are a vital part of Waldorf education.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #7 - Meet Atticus the llama, one of the many animals living on the Sacramento Waldorf School farm.
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #8 - 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 #9 - 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!
Sacramento Waldorf School Photo #10 - Our gorgeous campus will take your breath away; we make full use of our fantastic 22 acres, which includes a 3.5 acre farm that uses permaculture and biodynamic methods and is a hallmark of our school's program connecting our students to the natural rhythms of the world.
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 by the Business Journal.
Offers a PreK-12 hands-on, developmentally-aligned curriculum rich in academics, fine and practical arts, STEM lab-based courses, music, environmental and physical education as well as specialty subjects including Handwork, Blacksmithing, Woodworking, and Farming & Gardening
Grades 6-12 take weekly Social Emotional Learning and Health (SEL) classes. 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 semifinalists and National Merit Commended Scholars each year since 2017
100% College acceptance rate. 72% of our students accepted into the UC System
We exceed the UC System A to G requirements for college admission requirements in CA
1220 students average class size in High School.
Offers a successful, celebrated athletic program that is open to every student
See more about our programs and student excellence at

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Sacramento Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Generalized pull-out for student support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
459 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Sacramento Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
Advanced Courses
Honors foreign language
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition changes by grade. See
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Program is for rising students in Kindergarten through Seventh Grade. Please see details on our website:
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Hunt Griggs
Admissions Associate
Bailee Hobbs
Endowment Size
$0.7 million


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


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)

Arts and Music Programs:

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
  • Graduatesstudents 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sacramento Waldorf School cost?
Sacramento Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $18,485 for private students and $375 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Sacramento Waldorf School?
The acceptance rate of Sacramento Waldorf School is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Sacramento Waldorf School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
Does Sacramento Waldorf School offer a summer program?
Yes, Sacramento Waldorf School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Sacramento Waldorf School offer?
Sacramento Waldorf School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Mountain Biking, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Sacramento Waldorf School's ranking?
Sacramento Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Sacramento Waldorf School?
The application deadline for Sacramento Waldorf School is Jan. 12 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 12 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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The average private school tuition in Sacramento County, CA is $9,835 for elementary schools and $11,687 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sacramento County, CA is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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