Tucson Waldorf School

Tucson Waldorf School Photo #1 - First Grade Students are welcomed each year with a Rose Ceremony, welcoming the newest class from the Playgarden to the Grades!
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #1 - First Grade Students are welcomed each year with a Rose Ceremony, welcoming the newest class from the Playgarden to the Grades!
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #2 - Grade 5 students prepare for the Pentathlon in which the students meet fifth-grade classes from neighboring Waldorf schools to compete in the classic Greek athletic events of discus, javelin, wrestling, long jump and running. This celebratory event is dedicated to athleticism and individual skill and effort, the culminating event in this golden year of of human balance.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #3 - Grade 2 experiences movement during a math lesson. Students engaged in experience, bringing lesson into their whole body and both hemispheres of the brain. This anchors the information for a foundation of understanding rather than just a memorization of information.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #4 - Both Playgarden and Grades students are hands on in the world around them. Playgarden welcomes spring with planting bins and chickens on campus, while students in the Grades program begin an hands on gardening program in Grades 3-8.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #5 - 7th Grade Students working on their DaVinci projects.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #6 - Students at Tucson Waldorf School engage in many aspects of art and music. Grades students are introduced to the flute and choral singing in early grades, while strings are introduced in the upper grades.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #7 - Grades students prepare the props for the Festival of Courage celebration.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #8 - Student's knitting, which involves 'crossing the midline' where the hands move into the opposite spheres of the body crucial for developing dominant hand skills in pre literacy & numeracy. Knitting trains powers of attention & perseverance and introduces rhythmic hand motions which promote a pliant & sensitive brain.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #9 - In the first 7 years of life, a child grows and develops more than in any other period. Tucson Waldorf School supports a strong foundation of social, physical and artistic development through a rhythmical and seasonal curriculum. These instrumental years are the gateway for children as they begin to unfold their capacities and their love of life and learning.
Tucson Waldorf School Photo #10 - Parent & Child Classes at Tucson Waldorf School provide an opportunity to support your child's development & make lasting connections with other families in a class facilitated by a Waldorf-trained teacher. Quail's Nest gives you & your little one a peaceful, home-like environment carefully arranged for creative play. Quail's Nest is also the perfect transition to the TWS Playgarden program.
The Tucson Waldorf School provides a Pre-K to Grade 8 Waldorf curriculum designed to graduate students capable of meeting the challenges of tomorrow's world. Our graduates have a track-record of excelling and distinguishing themselves in High School, College, and beyond.
Our school is committed to an engaging educational experience with a full introduction to the classics, foreign languages, history, geography, mathematics, science, music, art and more.
Waldorf's time-tested pedagogy is attuned to the unique stages of childhood.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,000
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
223 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Tucson Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
see parent handbook/call school

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Cost varies by Grade. Please see our website for specifics for each grade, as well as break down for payment plans. TWS accepts ESA & Tax Credits!
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jade Hines
Admissions Associate
Tessa Swanson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Capoeira, Gaming Club, Spanish Club (Beginner and Advanced)

Arts and Music Programs:
String Club (Violin, Cello, Viola), Wood Carving

School Notes

  • Tucson Waldorf School provides age-appropriate content that nourishes the healthy growth of the child. Mathematics, languages, literature & history, science & geography, music, handwork, gardening, and woodwork are subjects students learn about through an experiential approach. Through each experience in the Waldorf classroom, students cultivate and expand their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities. These capacities lead them to becoming individuals who are rooted in their strengths while remaining open and curious to the infinite possibilities of this life.
  • In Waldorf education, the teacher progresses with a given group of students from first to eighth grade. Every morning teachers greet students with a handshake and make eye contact before the students enter the classroom in order to establish a connection each new day. By carrying a class through the grades, class teachers look back on all his or her students` previous learning experiences and build step by step on this foundation to endow his or her teaching with real unity. Primary school age children, who are very sensitive to readjustments and changes, are given the security of knowing one personality and method intimately and thoroughly.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tucson Waldorf School cost?
Tucson Waldorf School's tuition is approximately $13,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Tucson Waldorf School?
The acceptance rate of Tucson Waldorf School is 97%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.
When is the application deadline for Tucson Waldorf School?
The application deadline for Tucson Waldorf School is Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,000
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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