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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1976

Student Body

Total Students
156 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Santa Cruz Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
1%
Average Class Size
14 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / 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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