Waldorf School of Princeton

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Each day at Waldorf School of Princeton includes plenty of time for children to move!  This is true for every student from Nursery through Grade eight.
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Each day at Waldorf School of Princeton includes plenty of time for children to move!  This is true for every student from Nursery through Grade eight.
  • The Waldorf School of Princeton, part of an independent progressive educational movement of over 1000 Rudolf Steiner schools worldwide, is dedicated to an integrative approach to learning.
  • Through a rigorous curriculum integrating the academic, the artistic, and the practical, the Waldorf School of Princeton developes and directs children's capacities for learning.
  • This education also encourages children to foster self-knowledge and cultivates skills for meeting tomorrow's world by awakening within them warmth of heart, clarity of thought, and strength of purpose.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 172 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Waldorf School of Princeton Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Dress that does not distract from classroom learning)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,640
Tuition Notes The school offers a high quality education at a more affordable price than comparable Princeton private schools, as well as generous tuition assistance to qualified applicants.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Diane Barlow

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, TennisBasketballCross Country,
Tennis

School Notes

  • The Waldorf School of Princeton, part of an independent progressive educational movement of over 1000 Rudolf Steiner schools worldwide, is dedicated to an integrative approach to learning. Through a rigorous curriculum integrating the academic, the artistic, and the practical, the Waldorf School of Princeton developes and directs children's capacities for learning. This education also encourages children to foster self-knowledge and cultivates skills for meeting tomorrow's world by awakening within them warmth of heart, clarity of thought, and strength of purpose.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  2/25/2017
Nearly every day I hear a story that reminds me how grateful I am for Waldorf. I am not aware of any education that does a better job of preparing children for life. Beyond doing an excellent job of teaching core academics, the Waldorf School of Princeton has taught my son to believe in his own abilities; that he can do just about anything with perseverence and time. He's hard wired for empathy; he know what he needs, and he wants to know what others need from him. Lessons always provide a perspective on context, so that by 8th grade I can see he's got a very good sense of how the pieces of the world fit together. The product: a smart, self-advocating teenager who doesn't cave at challenges, who advocates for himself and others, with strong relationships and an ability to figure out the answers to the many questions that spring from his curious mind. Visit the Waldorf School of Princeton - you might just have one of the best experiences of your life. We did.
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5  1/29/2015
The Waldorf School of Princeton has given our daughter a rigorous, disciplined education where the arts and movement play an integral part making the lessons come alive. Waldorf pedagogy is based on thoughtful insights into child development (physical, emotional and spiritual) that meets students at their precise stage of development so that lessons can be deeply and completely learned. The tools of technology and media exposure are sidelined in favor of giving each child a greater opportunity to become completely immersed in the experience of their education. The product - seen at the 8th Grade graduation when each child addresses the assembly - is an unusually mature, poised and enthusiastic high-school student who invariably succeeds in whatever they do. We are so fortunate that our daughter is at this school!
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