Tamarack Waldorf School

  • Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education.
  • They integrate the arts and academics for children from preschool through the grades.
  • The aim of the education is to inspire life-long learning in each student and enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. Tamarack Waldorf School is a private Waldorf school established in 1996 as an urban school embracing diversity.
  • We offer a complete curriculum for students from pre-school and kindergarten through eleventh grade.
  • Tamarack welcomes students and families of all races, religions and cultures to join us.

Top Placements

Tamarack Waldorf School places among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students292 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 28%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size21 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(solid colors)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,100
Tuition NotesFinancial aid is available through the school's tuition reduction program, or through the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
% on Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Admissions DirectorSarah Stokes

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Please contact the school to receive an information packet or to schedule a tour. Applicants to K5 to Grade 11 must submit a recent report card along with the application. Private pay applications can be submitted beginning in January for the following school year. Applications to the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (state voucher) can be submitted beginning in March for the following school year.  
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: NS-8 | 469 students
    1.4 miles
    3027 N Fratney St
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    (414)264-6070
    1.4 NS-8
    469
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8 | 270 students
    0.9 miles
    2461 N Murray Avenue and 2038 N. Bartlett Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414)964-1770
    0.9 PK-8
    270
  • Milwaukee
    Garden Homes Lutheran School
    Garden Homes Lutheran School Photo - K3 students enjoy picture books as a first step in their reading development.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 260 students
    3.7 miles
    2450 W Roosevelt Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53209
    (414)444-9050
    3.7 PK-8
    260
  • Milwaukee
    Mt Olive Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 178 students
    4.2 miles
    5301 W Washington Blvd
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414)774-2200
    4.2 PK-8
    178
  • Mequon
    Trinity Lutheran Freistadt
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 144 students
    14.6 miles
    10729 W Freistadt Road
    Mequon, WI 53097
    (262)242-2045
    14.6 NS-8
    144

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Our children are so very happy at Tamarack Waldorf School! We have children in kindergarten and the grades and they are all happy as clams. The teachers of Tamarack are filled with love, the curriculum is filled with art, music, and age-appropriate (challenging!) academics, and the halls are filled with happy, engaged and engaging children of all races and creeds. It is a wonderful school doing wonderful things. It really is an astonishing place.
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I attended a community event when my child was just an infant, and knew then that Tamarack was THE school to send my children. Now 8 years later I am just as in love with the school and the complete education unavailable at any other school in south-east WI. Waldorf is making headlines because it works!! It is the only experiential education, where children form their knowledge in doing. Beyond the Waldorf philosophies, the education at Tamarack Waldorf School intigrates music, art, handwork (knitting, crochet, etc), woodworking, movement, dance, foreign language. Attend an open house event and fall in love with this amazing school.
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