Sacramento Waldorf School provides more than just education to the children in Kindergarten through 12th grade who enroll here. Our 22-acre Fair Oaks campus provides a safe place to discover the self, build courage to communicate articulately and confidently, and develop a true love of learning that carries students through life with wonder and curiosity.
Established in 1959, Sacramento Waldorf School is one of the oldest and largest Waldorf schools in North America and the only AWSNA-accredited high school locally, with a rich tradition of deep learning and connection to the environment, on a beautiful campus bordering the American River that includes a 3.5-acre farm embedded in the curriculum.
Sacramento Waldorf School fully integrates the arts with STEM academics for a full, rich curriculum. Specialty subjects include handwork, blacksmithing, biodynamic farming and more. The Kindergarten has its own intimate space with a dedicated, age-appropriate playground and two nurturing classrooms. The Lower School is housed in a lingering trail of classroom buildings bathed in sunlight.
Seeking to develop creative and critical thinking skills, Sacramento Waldorf School inspires a love of learning and curiosity, builds confidence, and encourages questioning and exploration. Though we are not a religious school, we acknowledge, value, and respect that growth and development are more than merely physical in every child on our campus. The school is also known for its vibrant, inclusive athletics programs.
Faculty place a core emphasis on the journey of learning, framing academic pursuits within a natural curiosity for exploration. With a dynamic approach to student assessment, teachers value effort as well as outcome. Sacramento Waldorf School students feel comfortable being who they are. Teachers pay close attention to the emotional and academic needs of every student, and youth learn to enter the world with integrity.
All high school core curriculum classes are UC-accredited. Sacramento Waldorf School curates an inherent curiosity, preparing students for the next step in their lives – whether that becomes a university education or another pursuit.
Students say they feel known, accepted, and validated at Sacramento Waldorf School. They feel like they matter. They believe they have purpose. Sacramento Waldorf students look forward to attending class to engage with teachers and discover all that they can accomplish. In an era of disconnection and distance, we provide a place to become who you are meant to be and discover the unique skills, talents, and passions that you can contribute to the world. We educate students to enter adulthood with a desire for making a difference – and the knowledge and confidence to make it happen.