San Francisco Waldorf School was founded in 1979 as part of an 85-year tradition of Waldorf education. After a period of growth, the decision was made to expand the school to include a high school. San Francisco Waldorf High School opened its doors in the fall of 1997, and graduated its first senior class in June 2001.

San Francisco Waldorf High School, which started in temporary quarters at Fort Mason Center along the water of the San Francisco Bay, moved to 245 Valencia in July of 2000.

In August of 2007, SFWHS moved to its permanent home at 470 West Portal Avenue, near Stern Grove. As a result of this historic move, the school will be able to expand its student body, facilities, and program offerings. For more on the future of San Francisco Waldorf High School, visit the High School Campus page.