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.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked PA School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 233 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh's ranking?
Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh?
The application deadline for Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
View the Waldorf School Of Pittsburgh yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
Last Day for Rosebud Nursery, HALF DAY
June 07, 2023 (Wednesday)
Last Day for Grade 8
June 08, 2023 (Thursday)
Last Day for ALL programs; HALF DAY. FULL DAY FOR LITTLE FRIENDS
June 09, 2023 (Friday)
Last day for Little Friends
June 30, 2023 (Friday)
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