Waldorf School of Princeton

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Waldorf School of Princeton Photo #1 - 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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Waldorf School of Princeton Photo #1 - 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students172 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeWaldorf School of Princeton Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress that does not distract from classroom learning)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,640
Tuition NotesThe 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 DirectorDiane Barlow

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Princeton
    Grades: PK-12 | 960 students
    2.8 miles
    650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)924-6700
    2.8 PK-12
    960
  • Princeton
    Grades: NS-8 | 212 students
    1.6 miles
    487 Cherry Valley Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)924-4594
    1.6 NS-8
    212
  • Somerset
    Grades: PK-8 | 268 students
    11.7 miles
    152 Cedar Grove Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732)356-5400
    11.7 PK-8
    268
  • Princeton
    Grades: PK-8 | 231 students
    6.3 miles
    4101 Princeton Pike
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)986-1705
    6.3 PK-8
    231
  • Gladstone
    Grades: PK-12 | 693 students
    22.9 miles
    St. Bernard's Road
    Gladstone, NJ 07934
    (908)243-1611
    22.9 PK-12
    693

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I vividly remember the day we first visited the school when my son was still new to walking. The way he srote into the yard behind the Golden House told us all we needed to know: He had come home. Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we feel for the ways the Waldorf School of Princeton and the academic community it sustains have contributed to our son's development as a student, as an artist, and as a human being and to our lives as a family. As with the notion of Ubuntu that we learn from South African Zulus, my son is who he is because of this community. We cannot imagine the person he would be now, and the adult he will become, without the nurturing cocoon the school gave him to take shape in. My son's roots reach down deep into the rich, nourishing soil the school has given him to grow in. I can imagine no surer foundation to stand on and build upon. He has been blessed, as has our whole family.
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5  
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  
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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The average private school tuition in Princeton, NJ is $21,747 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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