Waldorf High School Of Massachusetts Bay

Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay is an independent day school serving students in grades 9-12 from throughout the Greater Boston area.
As a Waldorf school, we are part of the world's largest and fastest-growing educational movement, known for its warm, arts-integrated approach.
For fall 2020, we are offering in-person, socially distanced classes, with an enrollment cap of 32 students for the whole school.
As an established microschool, we are well-practiced at delivering a rich, robust educational experience within a warm and supportive small community.

School Overview

School TypeWaldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students31 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Waldorf High School Of Massachusetts Bay Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,500
Tuition NotesYou can afford a Waldorf High School education. Keeping our exceptional education accessible to families of all income levels is a fundamental value of our school; we are dedicated to serving an economically diverse community from throughout the greater Boston area. Tuition is tailored to each family’s financial circumstances, customizing your tuition to your family’s resources. We cap the maximum tuition at well below most independent schools in our area so that every family benefits from our commitment to genuinely affordable, deeply meaningful education.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,250
Admissions DirectorHeather Stewart


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service, Destination Imagination, Farming, Foreign Exchange, Gardening, Knitting Club, Model United Nations, Outdoor Education, Robotics Program, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama productions, Drawing and Painting, Photography Class, Theater Production

School Notes

  • Be Yourself
    At Waldorf schools around the world in every culture, we believe each life should be unique: Discover what you will do in this life and start doing it now, with friends and mentors who all know, respect, and value each other -- as we are, and as we change.
  • Create Together
    Spend every morning collaborating with a close-knit class of 12-15 to understand the larger story our lives are part of. Each month, you`ll focus on a specific aspect of literature, science, and/or technology and dive deep, experiencing it through dynamic discussion, research, hands-on exploration, and artistic creativity. Spend every afternoon doing real, creative work in studios and exploration workshops you choose. Pursue three work areas each trimester, which can include studios in fine arts, design, handwork, and theater, exploration workshops going out to study and act on issues that matter to you, science project labs, outdoor fitness and wilderness workshops.
  • Learn Deeply
    Learning means more than memorizing what you might need someday. It means learning something real today and figuring out how you`ll do it better the next time. It means having time to breathe, time to build trusting relationships, time to think deeply with a vibrant sense of wonder and curiosity. It means finding out how much impact you can have, and being fully engaged intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
  • The best preparation for a great life is to practice living a great life now.

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School Reviews

I have two children who had not attended Waldorf schools previously and who are attending this high school. They are both thrilled with it. The school has created a very warm community environment, and overall the other students are really nice. The teachers are excellent, and my teens find the curriculum interesting and sufficiently challenging. I feel really lucky that we found a high school that emphasizes good values (meaningful community service every year, no bullying, etc.) and where both of my children could flourish. I can't say enough good things about this school!
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