Waldorf Institute of Southern California 
About Waldorf Education

Waldorf Education:

  • Is based on a profound understanding of human development attained through working with Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy.
  • Regards children as spiritual beings with inborn and unique potential, strengths and weaknesses, and intentions for their life.
  • Provides a detailed, richly artistic curriculum that responds to and enhances the child's developmental phases, from early childhood through high school.
  • Develops capacities of accurate observation and clear and independent thinking.
  • Cultivates social, emotional and practical capacities.
  • Connects children to other human beings and to nature through reverence and respect.
  • Ignites passion for lifelong learning.
  • Is the fastest-growing educational movement in the world.
Directory of Waldorf Resources


Southern California Waldorf Schools
Recommended Websites
Sources for Books on Waldorf Education
Waldorf Home Schooling Websites
Health Care Providers

For a complete list of Waldorf Schools
and Waldorf Teacher Education Centers
world-wide, visit  WhyWaldorfWorks.org.


Southern California Waldorf Schools

Highland Hall Waldorf School (pre-K - 12)
17100 Superior St., Northridge, CA 91325
tel: 818-349-1394       fax: 818-349-2390
e-mail: mwm@highlandhall.org       website: http://www.highlandhall.org

Pasadena Waldorf School (pre-K - 8)
209 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001
tel: 626-794-9564       fax: 626-794-4704
e-mail: admissions@pasadenawaldorf.org       website: http://www.pasadenawaldorf.org

Pasadena Waldorf High School
1539 East Howard Street, Pasadena, CA 91001
tel: 626-204-0786       fax: 626-204-0793
e-mail: admissions@pasadenawaldorf.org       website: http://www.pasadenawaldorf.org/high-school/

Sanderling Waldorf School (pre-K - 8)
1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
tel: 760-635-3747       fax: 760-635-1037
e-mail: info@sanderlingschool.com       website: http://www.sanderlingschool.org

Waldorf School of Orange County (K - 12)
2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
tel: 949-574-7775
e-mail: info@waldorfschool.com       website: http://www.waldorfschool.com

Waldorf School of San Diego (pre-K - 12)
3547 Altadena Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
tel: 619-280-8016       fax: 619-280-0871
e-mail: office@waldorfsandiego.org       website: http://www.waldorfsandiego.org

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara (pre-K - 8)
Main Campus: 401 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Early Childhood Campus: 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
tel: 805-967-6656       fax: 805-696-6228
e-mail: info@waldorfsantabarbara.org       website: http://www.waldorfsantabarbara.org

Westside Waldorf School (pre-K - 8)
Main Campus: 17310 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
tel: 310-454-7064       fax: 310-454-7084       e-mail: enroll@wswaldorf.org
website: http://www.wswaldorf.org
Early Childhood Center: 1439-41 15th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: 310-260-2708       fax: 310-260-2709       e-mail: wecc@wswaldorf.org

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Waldorf Resources: Recommended Websites

Why Waldorf Works   the definitive, comprehensive Waldorf resource
The Research Institute for Waldorf Education (RIWE), founded in 1996, engages in sustained dialogue with the wider educational-cultural community and supports research to serve a wide range of educators in their work with children and adolescents.
Schooling the Imagination   article by Todd Oppenheimer, transcribed from The Atlantic Monthly
Rudolf Steiner Archive / e.Links   hundreds of Waldorf and Steiner - related links
Rudolf Steiner Archive / Education   lectures & publications on education, by Rudolf Steiner
The Online Waldorf Library   search for almost any document related to Waldorf education
Association for Waldorf Music Education (AWME)   dedicated to the growth and health of
 Waldorf music education.
Americans for Waldorf Education (AWE)   current and past Waldorf parents and teachers
Bob and Nancy's Services   hosted by Bob Lathe and Nancy Parsons
Waldorf Answers   on the philosophy & practice of Waldorf education
Waldorf Answers   on philosophy of science, Goetheanism, Waldorf education, & Anthroposophy
Waldorf Answers- Mailing Resources   Waldorf and Waldorf-related mailing lists and forums
The Millennial Child   hosted by veteran Waldorf educator Eugene Schwartz
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN)
Alliance for Childhood   (U.S.)
Alliance for Childhood   (U.K.)
Camphill in North America   community living and spiritual striving for individuals with disabilities
Eurythmy Spring Valley   America's premier school for Eurythmy
Discover Eurythmy   answers to frequently asked questions on Eurythmy
RSF Social Finance   for socially-responsible investors, donors, organizations, & entrepreneurs
Mercurius USA   Waldorf school & art supplies
The WaldorfShop Network   for and by families and friends of Waldorf Education.
Waldorf Toys   your online toy, craft, and book shop
Friends of Waldorf Education   a German site, with translations in English & Spanish
Waldorf Net   German language only

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Sources for Books on Waldorf Education

Amazon.com   (U.S.) Amelia's Waldorf and Parenting reading list
Floris Books   (U.K.)
Michaelmas Press   (U.S.)
SteinerBooks   (U.S.) see sections on Waldorf education
Rudolf Steiner's Foundations of Waldorf Education
Rudolf Steiner Press   (U.K.)

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Waldorf Home Schooling Websites
Health Care Providers

Paracelsus Natural Family Health Center   Located in Pasadena, California;
 Dr. Simon J. Barker, ND and Dr. Daniel Brousseau, DO
Rudolf Steiner Health Center   Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
 the only anthroposophic inpatient center in North America.

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