The Waldorf School Of Orange County

Serving students from 18 months to 18 years, WSOC is committed to providing academic excellence through awakening in our students genuine enthusiasm, an interest in the world, a love of learning and a sense of purpose in life.
The Waldorf curriculum meets the student's age-related capacities and develops the student's initiative, creativity, critical-thinking and self-reliance.
Our educational approach encourages balance, engaging the student cognitively, emotionally and actively across all disciplines.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Waldorf School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,500
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Waldorf School Of Orange County ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Type
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1988
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
404 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Waldorf School Of Orange County Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition range from Nursery through grade 12 is $6,300 - $27,600
Summer Program Cost Notes
See summer programs
% on Financial Aid
32%
Admissions Director
Kathy Christian
Admissions Associate
Maureen McDermott

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, Drama Club, Japanese Club, Student Council, Wellness Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir and Band, Orchestra

School Notes

  • Discover Waldorf Education
  • Early Childhood through High School
  • Waldorf School of Orange County (WSOC) invites you to explore the Waldorf curriculum from early childhood through high school. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education that engages the child cognitively, actively and emotionally. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each child we serve, encourage independent thinking and imagination, and foster a life-long love of learning.
  • Based upon the teachings and insights of Rudolf Steiner, our age-appropriate curriculum fully integrates the disciplines of the humanities, science and math, movement, and the arts into a strong academic program. Within our school community and in our classrooms, our goal is to engage the mind, fire the imagination, and strengthen the will as students develop with initiative, creativity, and the skills to enter responsibly into an ever changing local and global community.
  • WSOC has been helping families raise well-balanced, multi faceted and accomplished young people since 1988. Waldorf education is the fastest growing, nondenominational independent school system in the world, now with almost 1000 schools worldwide.Our outstanding and dedicated faculty has led WSOC to become one of the most respected and successful Waldorf schools in North America.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Waldorf School Of Orange County cost?
The Waldorf School Of Orange County's tuition is approximately $18,500 for private students.
What sports does The Waldorf School Of Orange County offer?
The Waldorf School Of Orange County offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer, Surf Team and Volleyball.
What is The Waldorf School Of Orange County's ranking?
The Waldorf School Of Orange County ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Waldorf School Of Orange County?
The application deadline for The Waldorf School Of Orange County is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Waldorf School Of Orange County located?
The Waldorf School Of Orange County is located in the Mesa Verde neighborhood of Costa Mesa, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Mesa Verde.

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I could not be happier with the education that my children have received at this school. The progressive educational philosophy meets them where they are and inspires them to keep learning well beyond what is required in the classroom. They learn to love learning. What could be better than that?!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Waldorf School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,500
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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