The Waldorf School of Atlanta
5.00 (10 reviews)
Tel: (404) 377-1315
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #2 - In sixth grade, students begin to structure and participate in scientific experiments on light, heat, magnetism and electricity while the study of mathematics incorporates business math and the principles of economics.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #3 - Cooperation - Children in all grades learn to work together to accomplish tasks they could not do on their own.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #4 - Our annual Michaelmas Festival includes a dragon chase (8th graders in costume), singing and field games.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #5 - Students experience movement classes throughout the week which help them become more aware of their bodies, while promoting teamwork and cooperation. These classes are tied directly to the academic curriculum so students can take their lessons into their bodies and limbs.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #6 - Our Spanish teacher enjoying our annual Holiday Fair with her daughter. The Fair features an artists market, live music, puppet show, and children's activities, including jump rope machines and candle-dipping. Don't miss it!
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #7 - The middle school sports program includes volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and tennis. Archery, fencing and "Play-Ball" are available for younger students.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo #8 - Music is an essential part of the Waldorf curriculum. Beginning with the singing of songs that mark the rhythm of the day in kindergarten to learning to play the recorder in first grade, music is integrated into the program at all levels. Music increases a child's capacity for learning and also contributes to a sense of connectedness.
- The Waldorf School of Atlanta provides a strong academic, arts-integrated, developmentally attuned curriculum based on the philosophy of educational pioneer Dr. Rudolf Steiner.
- Established in 1986, the school offers preschool through middle school classes, and is one of more than 800 Waldorf schools worldwide.
- Learning at The Waldorf School is a vital and dynamic process, permeated with the power of imagination and working with the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical development of the individual within the social context. Innovative teaching methods and a rich classical curriculum provide the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Waldorf Schools of North America|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||245 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||20 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 14 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$14,600|
|Tuition Notes||Costs range from $8,240 to $18,440 depending on the program/grade.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$4,000|
|Admissions Director||Stacey Alston|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketball, Soccer,|
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Cooking, Fencing, First Aid/CPR, Lego Engineering, Theater
- The Waldorf School of Atlanta embodies the ideals of Waldorf Education: The sanctity of childhoodAn abiding sense of wonderAn evolving quest for truth.
- Our Mission The Waldorf School of Atlanta develops in its students the will to become life-long learners by fostering in each student the ability to think with clarity, feel with compassion, and act with purpose in the world.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Atlanta Grades: NS-8 | 371 students
2426 Clairmont Road Ne
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 302-1302 4.7 NS-8
Our child has attended the Waldorf School of Atlanta since Pre-K. The school is truly amazing. Any visit to an assembly or school performance and not only the student's abilities in the arts is obvious, but their behavior! They all walk with their heads high, pay attention, zero cell phones or cutting up when it isn't appropriate. They play hard and work hard, their academics are quite rigorous without rote repetition and endless worksheet completion. Our child often comes home to tell us of some amazing thing they learned in history, or science - our child is reading and writing Poetry - IN SPANISH! Quite amazing - check them out.
- Posted by Parent - Barrett
Our child has gone to the Waldorf School of Atlanta since pre-kindergarten. It's our experience that WSA truly offers a comprehensive curriculum (as they say, for the head, heart, and hands) while mindfully delivering an education that is developmentally appropriate. The teachers are fantastic and accomplished, and the community is incredibly welcoming.
- Posted by Parent - Hamfam
Dedicated teachers, strong community. Waldorf curriculum provides excellent experiential and interactive education. Our children's social development in the Waldorf community has created strong, happy, responsible individuals.
- Posted by Parent - kates
WHat a great school! My daughter is in K, the other is Grade 3. I cannot say enough about the place. Not just for my kids, but Waldorf has had a profound effect on my familiy as well. This school is def. not your run of the mill typical private school, but the school takes on a different approach where it's all about: Chilld First. Ms.Keeney and Ms. Dilworth are true gems, the same is true of most of the staff from the specialty teachers to others as well. Words cannot di this place justice.
- Posted by Parent - scorp
The school is for your whole child. They teach your child to be self sufficient, creative and innovative in their academics. Our child comes home satisfied and tired ever day from their rigorous curriculum. Teachers are dedicated to honoring your child's childhood while shaping them to be independent, analytical thinkers.
- Posted by Parent - bkarp
A fantastic school that I cannot recommend enough. The teachers and staff of this wonderful school take my breath away with their tireless work and dedication to the children's excellent development and education.
- Posted by Parent - iandt
This is the way all schools should be! We love that our daughters get plenty of art, music, handwork and exercise/play time outside along with academics. The teachers are truly committed to the WHOLE child and go above and beyond what is required. Our daughters are thriving here and I cannot imagine a better place in Atlanta to send my girls to.
- Posted by Parent - wsare
The Waldorf School of Atlanta is a caring wonderful place that both our daughters are thriving in. It touches all parts of the person and creates a community of acceptance and love. My daughters are eager to go to school every day.
- Posted by Parent - tinaa
Waldorf is a school which fosters a lifelong love of learning through a curriculum that uses all subjects to provide a full spectrum of facets for the active mind. Emphasis is strong in Art, Music(chorus, stringed orchestra, flutes, drums, and other instruments), and Science used throughout the day to explore different topics based on developmentally targeted units. This school focuses on exploring how the individual can be the best they can be and also be a productive and creative member of a team or community. We have found this school to be wonderfully refreshing in that we are very creative, analytical, and active in the outdoors. Now my children are encouraged to think and create rather than stifled.
- Posted by Parent - slbyr
The quality of the teaching at this school is top notch. We feel so lucky to have found this school because our kids are thriving in this environment and with this style of teaching. They are learning so much and most importantly they love school. We love WSA!
- Posted by Parent - emcoo
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