The Waldorf School of Philadelphia serves parents and their children from the early toddler years through 8th Grade with an education that delivers substantive academics, nurtures family life and fosters social and community awareness.
As Philadelphia’s only Waldorf School, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the Waldorf curriculum to its fullest intent. Every child receives a liberal arts education that responds to the development stages of students as they grow from toddlers to teenagers.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is an energetic, diverse, urban school with a culture rich in diverse ethnicities, religions and economic backgrounds. Students here benefit from a unique interdisciplinary approach to education where all areas of study are approached in an integrated manner. Music, art, drama and eurythmy are as integral to the curriculum as math, science and language arts, as each given subject is approached from a multitude of vantage points that draw upon different ways of learning. Studies have shown that when used as a means of synergistic learning, art is an intensifier that makes academics more powerfully internalized. This approach encourages curiosity, creativity and critical thinking skills.
Upon graduation, our students eagerly take to high school with a strong love of learning. Our graduates attend a wide range of high schools.
Waldorf education is the fastest growing educational movement worldwide with well over 900 independent Waldorf schools and 1,600 Waldorf early childhood programs on five continents around the world.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is an independent, nonprofit school accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools, and is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.