The Waldorf School of St. Louis

The Waldorf School of St. Louis is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian school, located in the St.
Louis metropolitan area, providing education beginning in early childhood, and is currently enrolling through Grade 8.
We are a developing school member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
The mission of The Waldorf School of St. Louis is to provide an educational environment for the healthy development of the whole child by strengthening the child's affinity with nature, nourishing the child's sense of awe, wonder and creativity, sharing in the unfolding of each child's innate capabilities particularly in the arts and sciences, and building a strong foundation for practical life skills." The Waldorf curriculum that began with the work of Rudolf Steiner, is a unique philosophy employing an approach that addresses the whole child head, heart and hands.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1993

Student Body

Total Students
92 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
The Waldorf School of St. Louis Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Mar. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early childhood program tuition dependent on number of days enrolled. Tuition Assistance available.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,000
Admissions Associate
Kerry Neal

School Notes

  • The Waldorf School of St. Louis is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian school, located in the St. Louis metropolitan area, providing education beginning in early childhood, and is currently enrolling through Grade 8. We are a developing school member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The mission of The Waldorf School of St. Louis is to provide an educational environment for the healthy development of the whole child by strengthening the child's affinity with nature, nourishing the child's sense of awe, wonder and creativity, sharing in the unfolding of each child's innate capabilities particularly in the arts and sciences, and building a strong foundation for practical life skills." The Waldorf curriculum that began with the work of Rudolf Steiner, is a unique philosophy employing an approach that addresses the whole child head, heart and hands.

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My family has been associated with this school for many years. We currently have grades age children enrolled. We have been very pleased with the way our children are being met as whole individuals. I see our children blossoming as confident, kind, self-aware and intelligent people. I feel blessed to have found a place where my children's unique gifts are being fostered while simultaneously they are challenged to grow in new directions. They learn in a positive and meaningful way. My kids could not be more different from each other, yet I see them both thriving in the Waldorf environment. The school has a lot of heart and a great community of people. While the school's communications were not great or frequent years ago time has brought improvement in leaps and bounds.
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Our daughter is now in the 6th grade and has been attending The Waldorf School of St. Louis since pre-K. The school has been a wonderful, nurturing place for growth and learning for our daughter and we love it! The teachers and the school community are fantastic -- full of intelligent, dedicated and caring teachers and families. Our daughter has become healthy, confident, mature, creative and independent as a result of attending this school, and she loves it as well. The Waldorf School is the antidote to many ills present in modern-day society and really encourages creative and artistic expression and intellectual curiosity.
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The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $14,800 for elementary schools and $16,519 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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