What is a Waldorf school?
At the heart of the school is an innovative education, a constantly renewing, 100-year-old, humanistic approach to learning that is taught at more than 1,100 schools worldwide. Waldorf Education prepares students to enter into adulthood with the gifts of independence, self-knowledge, a mastery of analytical and critical faculties, and a reverence for the world's beauty and wonder. Our faculty and staff share the vision that education is transformative, and full of love, curiosity, and kindness. Through our highly-intentional, well-rounded curriculum and meaningful relationships, we strive to imbue students with confidence, perseverance, resiliency, and self-knowledge with which to lead lives of purpose and direction.
- develops a love of learning and an enthusiasm for school.
- takes account of the needs of the whole child — academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
- regards artistic activity and development of the imagination as integral to learning.
- is based on an understanding of the different phases of child development.
- is respected worldwide for its ability to produce confident youth who have a strong sense of self and the capacities to innovate and problem-solve, and the will to engage.
At SF Waldorf School...
- we emphasize personal connection as a foundation for education.
- we weave creativity into every lesson.
- we teach the right thing at the right time.
- we nourish the unique capacities of each individual.
- nurtures imagination.
- nurtures creativity.
- nurtures relationships.
Our approach is...
- holistic — educating the head, heart, and hands.
- developmental — recognizing how much children change from year to year.
- relationship & community based — recognizing the importance of the human connection.
“It is important that we discover an educational method where people learn to learn and go on learning their whole lives."
Rudolf Steiner, founder of