Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh

  • The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is located in the Bloomfield neighborhood of the city, housed in a Victorian-era mansion that is a city-designated historic landmark.
  • The original residence, which was built circa 1867, was acquired by the Ursuline Sisters in the 1890s to be used as the Ursuline Young Ladies’ Academy, a Catholic girls’ school.
  • The Ursulines made a number of additions to the original structure, including an auditorium/dormitory, chapel, and dining hall, but nonetheless maintained the integrity and beauty of the original building.
  • The extensive walnut woodwork, decorative plaster ceilings, and other architectural details remain well preserved.
  • The Ursuline Sisters finally sold the building in the early 1990s, leaving a nearly 100-year legacy of the building being used as a school.
  • Our school serves children and parents coming from a rich variety of spiritual, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Indeed, this is an essential component of Waldorf education, where variety strengthens and enriches the spirit of brotherhood and community.
  • Those drawn to the school find themselves and the world mirrored in the values and relationships that thrive here.
  • The mission of the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is to educate children using Waldorf curriculum and methods of teaching, which acknowledge and honor balance of the academic, emotional, and spiritual needs in child development while engaging families in education to create learning partnerships.
  • The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh also strives to create a wider community of head, heart, and hands to create learning opportunities for the various audiences in the larger Pittsburgh area.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students236 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: K-8 | 386 students
    1.4 miles
    4060 Allequippa St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    (412) 624-8020
    1.4 K-8
    386
  • Pittsburgh
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    Grades: PK-6 | 225 students
    7 miles
    950 Perry Highway
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 318-4885
    7 PK-6
    225
  • Pittsburgh
    Mount Lebanon Montessori
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 344 students
    7.4 miles
    550 Sleepy Hollow Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 563-2858
    7.4 PK-6
    344
  • Glenshaw
    Montessori Center Academy
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    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 101 students
    3.6 miles
    1014 William Flynn Hwy
    Glenshaw, PA 15116
    (412) 486-6239
    3.6 NS-6
    101
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-8 | 255 students
    2.1 miles
    3333 5th Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412) 578-6157
    2.1 PK-8
    255

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My son has attended the Waldorf School since he was two years old. He is now entering 5th grade, and we could not be happier. My son absolutely loves school, which is all the more extraordinary considering that a reading disability has meant that school does not always come easily for him. Thanks to Waldorf's incredible flexibility, individualized attention and commitment to meeting the students where they are, with all their individual gifts and struggles, my son not only has made tremendous academic strides, but he has done so with his curiousity, love of learning and self-esteem intact.
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