Build Community—Support the School

We are a welcoming community dedicated to San Francisco Waldorf School and Waldorf education. The strength of the school comes from the strength of our community, and we value the dedication and collaboration of teachers, staff, parents, and friends.

How are parents supported?

Parents and teachers work in partnership to ensure each child's smooth transition to school and healthy development through the years. This partnership is the foundation of each family’s experience at SFWS. Teachers regularly host Class Meetings for all parents in their class as well as individual parent-teacher conferences.

The school also provides opportunities to continue to learn and grow, including a vibrant lecture series that hosts experts on child development, education, and parenting issues. The community comes together for parent evenings, festivals, and to discuss issues that arise.

How do parents help?

The student experience is enriched by the committed participation of our parent community who contribute their time and energy in countless ways. Parents work behind-the-scenes and in the classroom; they chaperone trips, raise funds, and serve in leadership roles.

  • Class Volunteering: Parents help out in the classroom, in the gardens, and on walks and field trips, including grade school overnight trips. Early childhood parents help coordinate snacks.
  • Events & Fundraising: Parents are instrumental in making school-wide events a success, including Winter Fair, Spring Night, and May Faire. Parents raise funds for the school and serve as Advancement Liaisons.
  • Institutional Service: Parents serve in leadership role such as the Board of Trustees, the Multicultural Council, the Grade School Parent Guild, and the High School Parent Council.

Contact the Advancement Office for more information at or (415) 931-2750.

Parent Guild

Many volunteer efforts are coordinated through the Parent Guild. This group of active and committed parents help to build community and support the school. All parents are automatically members and encouraged to attend meetings which take place approximately 4 times a year.

Visit the Parent Guild pages.