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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

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Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,680
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Chicago Waldorf School

The Chicago Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to pre-K through 12 education.

The arts are integrated with all academic disciplines for children from preschool through 12th grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

Teachers in Waldorf schools are dedicated to generating an inner enthusiasm for learning within every child. This eliminates the need for competitive testing, academic placement, and reward-motivated learning and allows motivation to arise from within. It helps engender the capacity for joyful, life-long learning. Through an experiential, hands-on educational model, CWS students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world.

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Chicago Waldorf School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
16 responses
Average ACT
26
33 responses

Education Beyond the Classroom

We are big believers in getting kids outside to interact with their surroundings and community. Fresh air and exercise are important aspects, but students learn a tremendous amount from the natural world. Outside is a place of doing, observing, and interacting. Frequent class trips and service-learning opportunities further strengthen the bonds between classmates and between students and teachers.

Culture & Safety

Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
  • Holiday Fair
    46%
  • May Fair
    31%
  • The yearly high school service learning trip
    23%

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Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
366
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 6 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 7 responses
Poll
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 7 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$98,605
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,461
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$512,981
National
$217,500

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