What is Waldorf?

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. Our teachers share the vision that education is transformative. Collectively we strive to help students become free, resilient, creative human beings who lead lives of purpose and direction.

Students have opportunities to learn, question, reflect, and discuss the principles behind the work in the classroom. Waldorf education is learning through life. We encourage you to explore.

A time-tested education responding to today's needs

Nursery teacher Heidi Schwarzenbach and a child sit together at a table as the teacher pours from one mixing bowl to another.

Established by Rudolf Steiner and Emil Molt in 1919, the education is among the fastest growing in the world. Based on the philosophy of anthroposophy, it holds as its primary intention the ideal of bringing forth every child’s unique potential in a way that serves the further development of humanity. Explore the shared principles.

A high school student works out a math problem in her notebook, calculator nearby.

A Stanford University study on Waldorf education found significantly higher positive student achievement outcomes on standardized state assessments, greater engagement, and significantly lower disciplinary action and truancy. These results held across racial and socio-economic subsets. Check out the Stanford study.

Two children build a wooden sail boat in a kindergarten classroom.

“We recognize that the inner life of the human being is directly connected to the outer life. So we believe in nurturing the physical body as much as the soul realm and the thinking realm.” Read more