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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  WaldorfEducation.org.


Southern California Waldorf Schools

The City School [Valley Waldorf City School] (pre-K - 8)
17424 Sherman Way, Lake Balboa, CA 91406
tel: 818-776-0011
e-mail: info@thecityschoolla.org       website: https://www.thecityschoolla.org

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

Maple Village Waldorf School (pre-K - 8)
4017 E 6th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
tel: 562-434-8200
e-mail (enrollment): alice.stevens@maplevillageschool.org
website: https://www.maplevillageschool.org/

Pasadena Waldorf School, Mariposa Street Campus
(Kindergarten, Lower School, Middle School, Parent/Child, Administration)
209 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001
office: 626-794-9564
website: https://www.pasadenawaldorf.org

Pasadena Waldorf High School, Mendocino Street Campus
(High School, Preschool, Business Office, Development Office)
536 E Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001
business office: 626-765-9978       high school: 626-204-0786
website: https://www.pasadenawaldorf.org/high-school/

Sanderling Waldorf School, Nursery-Kindergarten Campus (Ages 3 - 6)
3796 Valley Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008
tel: 760-635-3747       fax: 760-635-1037
e-mail: info@sanderlingschool.com       website: https://www.sanderlingschool.org

Sanderling Waldorf School, Grades Campus (Grades 1 - 8)
2585 Business Park Drive, Vista, CA 92081
tel: 760-635-3747       fax: 760-635-1037
e-mail: info@sanderlingschool.com       website: https://www.sanderlingschool.org

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

Waldorf School of San Diego, Altadena Campus (Early Childhood & Grades 1–8)
3547 Altadena Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 280-8016
e-mail: office@waldorfsandiego.org       website: https://www.waldorfsandiego.org

Waldorf School of San Diego, Colina Campus (High School)
4135 54th Place, San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 287-3054
e-mail: office@waldorfsandiego.org       website: https://www.waldorfsandiego.org

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara (pre-K - 8)
7421 Mirano Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
mailing address: PO Box 788, Goleta, CA 93116
tel: 805-967-6656
website: https://www.waldorfsantabarbara.org

Westside Waldorf School, Main Campus
(Parent-Child/PreK, Kindergarten, Grades 1-8)
17310 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
tel: 310-454-7064       fax: 310-454-7084       e-mail: enroll@wswaldorf.org
website: https://www.wswaldorf.org

Westside Waldorf School, Santa Monica Waldorf Early Childhood Center
(Parent-Child/PreK & Kindergarten)
1439-41 15th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: 310-260-2708       fax: 310-260-2709       e-mail: wecc@wswaldorf.org
website: https://www.wswaldorf.org

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Waldorf Resources: Recommended Websites

WaldorfEducation.org   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
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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