San Francisco Waldorf Grade School

  • Celebrating over 35 years, San Francisco Waldorf School is a leader in Waldorf education in North America.
  • Academic excellence, social responsibility, and a recognition of each student's gifts are the guiding educational ideals at San Francisco Waldorf School.

Top Placements

San Francisco Waldorf Grade School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students300 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSan Francisco Waldorf Grade School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size26 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 10 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade and program
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorJackie Holm (K-Gr.8)
Admissions AssociateEmily Daniel
Endowment Size$3.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Mandarin Study Hall, Math Clu

School Notes

  • Highly trained teachers are dedicated to helping students reach their individual potential.
  • The curriculum is carefully designed to engage students at each stage of their development.
  • Students learn through direct experience and artistic expression is integrated across subjects. 
  • Movement and outdoor education programs complement classroom learning. 
  • A unique dual-language studies track in Mandarin and Spanish runs through the grades. 
  • Our high school campus is located at 470 West Portal Avenue:  www.sfwhs.org.
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 293 students
    3 miles
    1555 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    (415)861-8840
    3 K-8
    293
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 441 students
    2.1 miles
    333 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)861-5432
    2.1 PK-8
    441
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
    0.8 miles
    3839 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)751-9318
    0.8 K-8
    232
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 195 students
    3 miles
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)567-6177
    3 PK-8
    195
  • San Francisco
    Adda Clevenger School
    Adda Clevenger School Photo - The Adda Clevenger School is an independent elementary school providing an accelerated academic and arts curriculum to San Francisco Bay Area students grades TK-8 since 1980.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 121 students
    2.7 miles
    180 Fair Oaks Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)824-2240
    2.7 PK-8
    121

School Reviews

Endorse San Francisco Waldorf Grade School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
This hub page lists over three dozen articles dealing with issues in high school such as academics and discipline.
Seemingly never-ending school shootings prompted me to find out whether private schools were safer than public schools. Some answers and opinions on the matter here.
We look at ways in which your small to medium-sized private school can use social media to make families past, present, and future aware of your school.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $19,322 for elementary schools and $27,794 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).