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)

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

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

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)

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

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