Summerfield Waldorf School

Summerfield Waldorf School Photo #1 - Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm is a top-rated independent school located on a 38-acre campus in beautiful Sonoma County. The school was established in 1974 by parents who wanted to offer an educational experience to their children that balanced academic rigor, arts and farm work. As an established school with more than a 40-year history, we offer a deep curriculum,
Summerfield Waldorf School Photo #2 - 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.
Summerfield Waldorf School Photo #3 - 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.
Summerfield Waldorf School Photo #4 - 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.
Summerfield Waldorf School Photo #5 - 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
Summerfield Waldorf School Photo #6 - 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.
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.

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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
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Summerfield 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
Average SAT score1200
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
Admissions DirectorTracy Saucier


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
High School Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
circus arts

School Notes

  • Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm teaches students to be creative, critical thinkers with a strong moral compass, who are open and resilient, and can turn challenges into possibilities. This approach to learning integrates the arts with academic rigor, and experiential, hands-on activities. Students are provided with the opportunity to take risks, think imaginatively and embrace new opportunities with initiative, creativity, and resilience.
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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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