- RICHMOND, VA
Richmond Waldorf School
- PK, K-8
- RICHMOND, VA
- Rating 4.2 out of 5 5 reviews
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Richmond Waldorf School takes the well-being and safety of our students, parents, staff, and visitors seriously. Our Health and Safety procedures and protocols are based on recommendations from the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and VDH - Virginia Department of Health.
Waldorf education engages children’s imaginations and curiosity through active, hands-on learning. We seek to cultivate creative thinking, inquiry, and a love of learning by integrating a full curriculum in math, language arts, the sciences, and foreign languages with the visual arts, drama, music, and movement. Unique and experiential lessons ground Waldorf students in the interconnectedness of the world.
We practice a developmental approach and strive to give children the right content, in the right way, at the right time. The result is curious and confident citizens who can follow their passions and make a positive impact on the world.
RWS Graduates are accepted into a variety of competitive high schools in Richmond and beyond.
Creating to Learn
In Waldorf education, we understand that students learn best when they are actively engaged in body, mind, and spirit. All students create their own Main Lesson Books, which is their personal portfolio of all academic lessons. All students learn 2 world languages, participate in choral and instrumental music, handwork and woodworking, in addition to the visual and performing arts.
- African American2.2%
- Native American0.5%
- Pacific Islander0.5%
- Offers Full WeekYes
- Offers Part WeekYes
- Offers Full DayYes
- Offers Part DayYes
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade B minus
- Housinggrade C
Richmond Waldorf School Reviews
Now in the grades, my child is an avid reader, making lifelong friends, and excited for school every day. The field trips are incredible experiences full of memories and skills to last a lifetime. Art and beauty are woven into every subject. Every child learns to ride a bike, participate in woodwork/handwork, play instruments, learn 2 languages, and recess is twice a day. Interacting face to face and growing relationships without screens is important to me. The community is diverse in many ways, which I love. I am grateful for this unique, old-world, future-forward education that’s developing my child as resilient, creative, and to think independently.