Summerfield Waldorf School

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Voted best private school in Sonoma county.  Come experience the advantages of an independent Waldorf curriculum.   We are situated on 38-acres of farmland in bucolic Western Santa Rosa.  Summerfield is accredited by both AWSNA and WASC, and is proud to be Sonoma County's oldest independent K-12 school, and is one of the few schools nation-wide with a working Biodynamic farm.
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Voted best private school in Sonoma county.  Come experience the advantages of an independent Waldorf curriculum.   We are situated on 38-acres of farmland in bucolic Western Santa Rosa.  Summerfield is accredited by both AWSNA and WASC, and is proud to be Sonoma County's oldest independent K-12 school, and is one of the few schools nation-wide with a working Biodynamic farm.
Roots and Shoots parent-child classes for infants and toddlers provide a peaceful and nurturing experience for parent and child. The program offers support and guidance for families as they begin to establish routines that encourage the healthy development of the growing child.  These classes provide a place, week after week, for children to enrich their wold beyond their family circle.
Our preschool and kindergarten programs provide children with a calm and joyful experience that is filled with magic and reverence.  Each child's developmental journey is met with interest and care, and the Waldorf classroom environment at Summerfield nourishes the children physically, emotionally and socially.
Our Lower School curriculum is dynamic and diverse, 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 education is the class teacher who stays with a class from 1st to 8th grade, which allows the community to grow together, developing social cohesion.
Summerfield High School's curriculum inspires students to be active in their own learning and to ultimately understand how to educate themselves.  Students conduct their own science experiments, create their own main lesson books, present lessons to one another, and engage in group work and seminar-style conversations in every class.
Summerfield's farm produces a seasonal bounty of fruits, vegetables and flowers, and is a core part of the curriculum for classes from preschool through 12th grade.  We are the only school in the state that integrates a working Biodynamic farm into our curriculum; protected by a land trust, the farm is a foundational part of our campus and our ethic.
  • Based on a developmental understanding of the learning process and a view of the child that takes human spirituality seriously, Summerfield Waldorf School offers students a comprehensive learning environment designed to challenge and support them in strengthening their cognitive, emotional and intentional abilities.
  • We strive to support the growth of social awareness and active tolerance, and to give students the experiential background they need to meet new challenges in a creative and responsible manner.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students374 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSummerfield Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size24 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress guidelines available through school office)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,000
Tuition NotesTuition cost varies by grade
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorTracy Saucier

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
High School Musical
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