Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm

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Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #1 - Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm is a top-rated, independent Waldorf school located on a 38-acre campus in Sonoma County, CA. We have a deep history of nearly 50 years serving PS-G12 students and their families by offering an immersive, experiential Waldorf education.
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Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #1 - Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm is a top-rated, independent Waldorf school located on a 38-acre campus in Sonoma County, CA. We have a deep history of nearly 50 years serving PS-G12 students and their families by offering an immersive, experiential Waldorf education.
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #2 - With a 6:1 student/faculty ration, our HS students engage in comprehensive study of a variety of disciplines, as well as develop community with Open Week trips and other exciting offerings. While the four years of high school together form an integrated whole, the curriculum of each grade is tailored to address key stages in adolescent and post-adolescent development.
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #3 - Roots & Shoots parent-child classes for infants and toddlers (from pregnancy to 1y11m) provide a peaceful and nurturing experience for both the parent and the child, and offer support and guidance for families week-after-week as they begin to establish routines that encourage the healthy development of the growing child.
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #4 - Our Preschool program (ages 2-4) strives to make the transition from home to school as gentle as possible by creating a classroom setting that feels homelike. Our 2-year Kindergarten program (ages ages 4-6) aims to support the healthy development of the young child in a nurturing, non-academic setting, through imitation, movement, imaginative play, story and the work of daily.
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #5 - Our Lower School curriculum curriculum is dynamic and diversified, offering humanities, mathematics, science and the arts. Mastery of the traditional academic disciplines is interwoven with artistic and practical activities to provide a dynamic and engaging educational experience for every student. Unique to Waldorf elementary school is the class teacher who ideally stays with a class from G1-G8.
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Photo #6 - Summerfield's Biodynamic farm produces a seasonal bounty of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and is a core part of our school curriculum across the grades. We are the only school in California that integrates a working, 6-acre Biodynamic farm into its campus and curriculum.
Established in 1974, Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm offers engaging, hands-on, experiential learning programs for students in Preschool through Grade 12, all on a 38-acre campus with working Biodynamic farm in beautiful Sonoma County, California.

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Top Rankings

Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1974

Student Body

Total Students
296 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
42%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1200
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress guidelines available through school office

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition cost varies by grade
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
76%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Annalyse Sheppard

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
circus arts

Arts and Music Programs:
High School Musical

School Notes

  • Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm is a top-rated, independent private school, located on a 38-acre campus with working Biodynamic farm, located between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol in beautiful Sonoma County, CA.
  • We engage our Pre-K through Grade 12 students with an immersive, discovery-based curriculum, one that balances experiential, hands-on learning opportunities with strong academics, while nurturing a developing sense of self and community. We also offer diverse fine arts & maker programs, music & performing arts, student clubs and team athletics programs, plus Circus Waldissima and much more!
  • With an established history of over 40 years, we are Sonoma County's oldest private school and the only school in the state that integrates a working Biodynamic farm into both its campus and curriculum.Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm is accredited by both AWSNA (the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges). Our rigorous academic courses exceed UC admissions requirements, and our students score consistently high on SAT scores for Sonoma County, enjoying acceptance at top colleges and universities.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm cost?
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm's tuition is approximately $16,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm?
The acceptance rate of Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm is 76%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
What sports does Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm offer?
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm's ranking?
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm?
The application deadline for Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My student is in high school. We're very impressed with their empirically-based science program, the extensive arts, and music programming. Yes, the homework is very rigorous but our daughter is able to participate in varsity basketball and volleyball and some outside dance classes. The teachers have been very available to us when we reach out with questions and requests. We've been pleasantly surprised by some of the elective offerings like improv, Mandarin, boxing. There is definitely a community vibe to this school -- which is nice to see.
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5  
Summerfield Waldorf School offers a diverse, interactive education for children and young adults. The heart of this school lives in teachers dedicated to inspiring students of all ages. Both indoor and outdoor education are crafted here on the school site, which encompasses 40+ acres of land. Providing a modern & progressive liberal arts education with a focus on supporting the development of the whole human being, Summerfield Waldorf School has a multitude of offerings with small classes that enable this rich education. This is a school creating our next powerful generation of leaders in the world! My son is a graduate and was fortunate enough to have attended Summerfield Waldorf School from Pre-school all the way through to High School. With some most inspiring teachers in the world and some very best, innovative curriculums in the county Summerfield Waldorf School is a school I most highly recommend.
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The average private school tuition in Santa Rosa, CA is $11,715 for elementary schools and $19,175 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Rosa, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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