We offer traditional Waldorf arts, music, and handwork with a talented and diverse group of dedicated teachers of the highest caliber who care deeply about their work and the children.
A typical school day includes main lesson, flutes, movement, handwork, games, outdoor play, with every subject incorporating a rich and nurturing artistic approach.
We have German, Strings Beginning & Advanced, Choir, Games, Circus Class, Eurythmy, Handwork, Gardening, Cooking, field trips and much more.
Every lesson is based on artistic living activity, this is a very hands-on curriculum.
The Pre-K and Kindergarten are developmental, focusing on social activities and artistic activities, encouraging play and using the imagination.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • School Type: Waldorf School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Shining Star Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

School Type
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
2003
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Shining Star Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
No logos, no commerical

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer Scholarship Assistance, M to Th program, no Fridays, Thur. is outdoors all day year round for K to gr 7.
% on Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marsha Johnson

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Friday Morning Play Group for Families $50 per month

Club or Organization:
Tuesday Theater Comedy Club

School Notes

  • Small Healthy Waldorf Community
  • Intentionally Small Class Sizes
  • Community based co-op Model
  • Located right in NE Portland!
  • Nurturing, Caring, Gifted Teachers
  • Seasonal Festivals, Celebrations
  • Organic, focus on Bio Dynamic Farming
  • Outdoor Play Every Day!
  • Colorful Fine Arts In Every Lesson
  • Art, Music, Movement, Poetry
  • A 'Spiritual' Education
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Shining Star Waldorf School cost?

Shining Star Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $5,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Shining Star Waldorf School?

The acceptance rate of Shining Star Waldorf School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.

What is Shining Star Waldorf School's ranking?

Shining Star Waldorf School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Shining Star Waldorf School?

The application deadline for Shining Star Waldorf School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My child started in 5th grade in the fall and has had a great experience there. We feel really lucky that there is a place like this that complements homeschooling so well, so that a kid can get the social piece with arts, foreign languages, etc in addition to the work we do at home (our kid does a lot of gifted online classes so it's a great balance to that kind of work). The overall feel of the school is that of an inclusive and warm community.
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5  
We offer a German language partial immersion Kindergarten at our K site at NE 37th and Skidmore, just across from Bethany Lutheran Church. M-F, 9 am to 1 pm, Fall 2014. Please contact the school about this sweet class for ages 3 to 5. 503 753 4459
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • School Type: Waldorf School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $11,409 for elementary schools and $14,763 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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