To ensure that San Francisco Waldorf School is accountable to our community for the high expectations we hold, San Francisco Waldorf School regularly submits to a rigorous accreditation process. The following associations have reviewed our curricululm, governance structure, mission, and other important areas of the school in great detail, and have accredited the school at their highest level.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (2008-2014)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. Its purpose is to promote the welfare, interests, and development of elementary, secondary, and higher education through (1) improvement of educational programs, (2) close cooperation among the schools, colleges, and universities within the territory it undertakes to serve, (3) certification of accreditation or candidacy status, and (4) effective working relationships with other educational organizations and accrediting agencies.
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (2008-2016)
The association gives affiliated Waldorf schools a forum in which to address issues that are common to all Waldorf schools, such as educational integrity, organization coherence and financial sustainability. Meetings, conferences, and workshops, ongoing research, publications (such as Renewal, the twice yearly journal for Waldorf education that is distributed to all SFWS families), and consulting services provide help for schools at different levels of development. SFWS sends representatives to the AWSNA Delegates Conference, which is held twice a year.