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San Francisco and the World

Families join the school from across the Bay Area and around the world—India, Israel, Iran, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Taiwan, to name a few places. Over any year, one teacher is on sabbatical in Kenya and another is supporting a Waldorf school in China. Our students study at Waldorf high schools abroad and exchange students join our school as part of a reciprocal program.

Close to home, our classes explore the Presidio, perform for West Portal neighbors, and volunteer around the City. We host renowned authors, artists, and thinkers for lectures. Families share their culture and customs with classmates and the community. Together, we celebrate, reflect, and grow as we help students to know themselves and know the world. 

Children and teachers walk together down a path near Escuela Raices.

Founder of Escuela Raíces

"Move on, cross borders, cross barriers, renew yourself, and try again. In response to my deeply seeded urge to create something for people, through justice and love and toward community, destiny found me." Read more

Portrait of student Tallulah Taylor

Student graduation remarks

“The Waldorf community is one that inspires creativity and freedom of thought, evokes strength and fearlessness, and supports individualism and independence. But more than anything, Waldorf teaches the power and significance of gratitude and love.”  

Congressman John Lewis addresses the audience, on stage at Calvary Presbyterian Church for a public lecture.

Congressman John Lewis, civil rights leader and author of March. An inspiring public lecture sponsored by the school.

Children and parents watch children going around the May Pole in Golden Gate Park.

A celebration of Spring in Golden Gate Park. A beloved community tradition. 

Parent connections

Parent Council

High school parent-to-parent network. Supports parent education and events, and builds community. 

Lecture Series

More than 50 world-renowned speakers - authors, activists, innovators - over a decade.

Community Enrichment

Faculty-sponsored classes and lectures that help the community explore topics in child development and Waldorf education. 

Multicultural Council

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embraced as a strengthening principle across all areas of the institution. Work by multi-campus committees.

Parent Guild

Grade school parents working together to create a sense of community; through events, discussion forums, and service to the school.