Santa Cruz Waldorf School

  • The Waldorf curriculum forms an ideal framework for social and intellectual growth.
  • Our school culture values social and environmental responsibility, reflecting the progressive and culturally diverse town of Santa Cruz.
  • Children do meaningful work indoors as well as outdoors in the yard and garden.
  • Children are taught to work for the love of work itself and for others, to enjoy the strength of their bodies and their connection to the earth and to one another.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students159 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeSanta Cruz Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
1%
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • A Waldorf education is guided by the tenet that a teacher`s most important goal is to support the development of a child`s unique individual capacities. By paying close attention to the developmental needs of children at each age, a Waldorf education seeks to nurture the gifts that each child brings to the world.A unique aspect of a Waldorf grade school is the class teacher. The class teacher ideally remains with his or her students from first through eighth grade. This system allows the teacher to grow along with the students and facilitates a strong bond of trust between students, parents and teacher.
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