Think clearly. Feel compassionately. Act purposefully.

Think clearly. Feel compassionately. Act purposefully.

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At Washington Waldorf, we see each student as an extraordinary human being who is on a profound journey of discovery. Our teachers incorporate academic, artistic, and practical elements into every subject, creating memorable lessons, successful scholars, and strong individuals. We are an inclusive community and we invite you to read about our work around diversity, equity and social justice.

Infant children playing at Waldorf school

Infant - Age 3


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PreK and Kindergarten students outside at Waldorf school

Age 2 PreK - Kindergarten


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Smiling elementary school students in classroom at Waldorf school in Washington DC

Grades 1 - 5


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Middle school students in art class at Washington Waldorf School

Grades 6 - 8


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High School students learning in class at Waldorf school in Washington DC

Grades 9-12


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What is Waldorf Education?

Our curriculum is designed to develop our students academically, emotionally, and physically with a strong grounding in core academic skills as well as opportunities to engage in the arts, music, and drama, woodwork, and more.


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Student practicing movement in class at Washington Waldorf School


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Why Washington waldorf School?

A vibrant, small school community

Play-based early education

Arts integration for truly memorable lessons

A balanced approach to academic rigor

Quick Facts

Twelve+ acres of campus and dedicated parkland
Student:Teacher Ratio


Celebrating more than 50 years from our founding in 1969.

Our students represent 65 different zip codes

What people are saying

Kindergarten student in nature class
"My family has had the most wonderful experience and all three of my children are thriving. I have seen what a difference this more intimate, lower-stress environment has had on my children - they are more confident, curious, outgoing, and excited to learn new things."
Kate, Parent (Preschool, Kindergarten & Grade 3)
"I'm so impressed with the close attention the teachers give my son. They clearly know him exceptionally well and care so much about who he is and how to help him succeed. The lack of screens has been amazing for him - it's a night and day difference from his previous school. He is happy and motivated and so much more confident. I think it will change his life."
Sylvie, Parent (Grade 10 - first year at WWS)

“More than ever, our kids need grounding, confidence, and purpose. Waldorf education brings students a rich sense of self and their place in the world. It gives them a solid foundation to succeed, regardless of their chosen path.”

Bronwen, Parent (Grade 5)

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