Washington Waldorf School

  • Washington Waldorf School's mission is to educate and inspire our students to develop a life-long love of learning based on the balance of academic, artistic, and practical skills; a clear-thinking mind with a compassionate heart; an appreciation of truth and beauty; a practical, creative will; a respect and love for humanity and nature; and a confidence in the ability to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Together, parents, teachers, and alumni strive to fulfill the impulse of Waldorf education by promoting a culturally, socially, and economically diverse school, extending this initiative to the wider community.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students263 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Washington Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1280
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesRange 10,920 to 33,970
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Admissions DirectorLezlie Lawson
Admissions AssociateTorie Gorges

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Amnisty International, Bike Excursions, Blacksmithing, Drama, Gardening, Jazz Band, Newspaper, Photography, Portfolio, Roots & Shoots, Tennis, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Parent-Child Classes
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • 1st - 12th Grade
    Rolling admissions available when there is space in a class.

    At the Washington Waldorf School, we prepare young people for the future by developing their full capacities for creative imagination, critical thinking, and active engagement in the world.WWS educates the whole child. Our curriculum is designed to develop our students academically, emotionally, and physically. In addition to a strong grounding in core academic skills - WWS students have many opportunities to engage in the arts, music, and drama, as well as textile arts, metalwork, woodwork, and more. The arts aren't simply extra classes - they are woven throughout the curriculum. Waldorf students all participate in a variety of movement, physical education, and outdoor education classes. Our approach puts a focus on the benefits and skills developed through extensive exposure to the natural world. WWS is one of more than 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide. 
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    Our Core Values
    These core values guide our choices, define our courses, and establish our direction as an institute for learning.
    • The healthy development of children and adolescents
    • A balanced, dynamic curriculum
    • Meaningful teacher-student relationships
    • Exceptional teaching
    • A diverse and inclusive community
    • A respect for nature
    • Moral discernment
    • An active spiritual life
    Contact
    Lezlie Lawson, Enrollment Director
    llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org
    301-229-6108

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Our experience has been very positive with WWS. The faculty show a great deal of care for the students as people but also with respect to their progress with the curriculum. They have wonderful parent education opportunities. Additionally, the school does an exceptional job of addressing issues that rise to the surface. It is a great choice of school!
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