Waldorf pedagogy has reverence for nature at its core. Our campus is located in a city of exceptional biodiversity and natural wonders, allowing for a curriculum integrated with field trips and outdoor education.
Our high school has a dedicated faculty member, Matt Hart, Outdoor Education Coordinator, who facilitates our students experiences in nature. Field trips can take students into the wilds of discovery, challenge, and fun as they build outdoor skills, group cooperation, and a sense of self-reliance. Camping at Mount Lassen, mesmerized by the night sky, Astronomy class come to life! Or building a community center in Baja, Mexico, students experience living and working in a different culture, forever broadening their horizons.
In 12th grade, you may choose to participate in Senior Quest – a powerful size-day trip designed for personal exploration and reflection. During this rite-of-passage, students are alone with nature and their own thoughts, and have an option of fasting for three days. New insight and understanding can make the Senior Quest a life-changing experience.
Connecting with the natural world is a priority at San Francisco Waldorf High School. In addition to our classroom curriculum, outdoor co-curriculars such as Sailing and the Environmental Club reinforce our students' important role in protecting the earth’s resources.
Elements of the outdoor education curriculum are supported by the Outdoor Classroom Initiative.