Are you wondering what Washington Waldorf is all about?
Explore this section to learn about and apply for admission to the Washington Waldorf School.
The Washington Waldorf School curriculum reflects a deep understanding of child development, integrates arts and academics, and exposes students to a wide range of challenging subjects and disciplines. Our curriculum is unusually engaging and prepares students for whatever they wish to pursue after graduation.
Student life at Washington Waldorf is challenging yet engaging. Students have a range of opportunities to broaden and explore their interests. As a small school, we offer students a comfortable and intimate atmosphere where their individuality is encouraged to flourish.
At Washington Waldorf School we believe community is fundamental to who we are. Parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends are all welcome and encouraged to participate in the life of the school. We offer a wide range volunteer opportunities, community events, and adult education options that involve our extended community in the school.
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To learn more about our Lower School (1–8), visit our Curriculum page.To learn about the Admissions process, visit our Admissions page.
Whether it’s by having students stand on their desks for a lively poetry reading or participate in hands-on activities that bring lessons to life, we inspire learning by engaging children emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
Because most Lower School class teachers stay with the same group of children from first through fifth or eighth grade, they develop a deep understanding of their students.
Crafts and courses like woodworking teach students to pay close attention, think through problems, and gradually discover solutions.
In a ceremony at the start of the school year, each 12th grade student presents a white rose to a first grade student. The pair regularly reunites throughout the year for activities, and the first grader presents a red rose to the senior at graduation.
Class trips begin in third grade with a five-day visit to an organic farm in upstate New York. The trips boost students’ self-confidence and encourage their connections to the natural world and with each other.
Handwork begins in first grade, with knitting, to develop fine motor and math skills. Fifth graders learn to knit using circular knitting needles.
Geometry is introduced in sixth grade with geometric drawings and continues throughout middle school.
4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20816
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