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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students159 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Cruz
     Spring Hill School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 126 students
    5.3 miles
    250 California Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)427-2641
    5.3 PK-6
    126
  • Santa Cruz
    Grades: K-8 | 243 students
    6.1 miles
    126 Eucalyptus Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)423-0341
    6.1 K-8
    243
  • San Jose
    Renaissance Learner Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 10 students
    22.1 miles
    1471 Kingman Ave
    San Jose, CA 95128
    (707)722-4233
    22.1 7-12
    10
  • Aptos
    Orchard School
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    Alternative School
    Grades: K-6 | 58 students
    11.7 miles
    2288 Trout Gulch Rd
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)688-1074
    11.7 K-6
    58
  • Aptos
    Grades: PK-9 | 283 students
    9.2 miles
    6230 Soquel Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)476-1646
    9.2 PK-9
    283

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