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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A-
Shining Mountain Waldorf School is a highly rated, private school located in Boulder, CO. It has 323 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $18,995 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
999 Violet Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Telephone
(303) 444-7697

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,995
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
18 responses
Average ACT
28
13 responses

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  • Sporting Events
    29%
  • 10th Grade Play
    14%
  • Musicals
    14%
  • Project Week
    14%
  • The Capping Ceremony
    14%
  • The pentathlon & high school musicals
    14%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
323
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$64,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Median Home Value
$600,400
National
$184,700
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Shining Mountain Waldorf School Reviews

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I love my friends I made at shining mountain. Although in the beginning it seemed like a great fit and honestly perfect, after a while I noticed aspects I really didn't like. This includes student favoritism by a lot. Because the high school is so small that is inevitable. Also the communication within this school is TERRIBLE. If you miss a day of school you have to ask your friends for everything, and if they don't know your grade will severely suffer. It is crap to make your friends recite the entire lesson, but that is the price of not having textbooks. Besides these I would recommend the school, it is a happy enviornment filled with a ton of cheerful, loving, kind, white people.
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We moved from Los Angeles to Boulder to bring our girls to Shining Mountain. We have been in Waldorf schools since pre school. We have now been at the school for five years - our girls are now in high school. It has been the best decision we have ever made. First of all this school has far more resources than our previous schools. Our youngest daughter who has been a slow reader had in school tutoring and support. The school also an amazing councilor who supports the teachers in dealing with an issues that come up.

The high school builds on the experiences in the lower school. The students are all quite creative and capable of deep reflection on the world. I can't imagine a better place for our girls to be. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a deeper character based education wrapped in healthy active community life.
The Waldorf curriculum is very unique and special. I feel fortunate I got to learn in such a wonderful way. My highlight at the school was my foreign exchange to Europe for four months. It was an incredible experience. It is a great place, with amazing teachers. However, the current financial situation and staffing decisions being made are questionable. I am not sure if at this point I would go to the school all over again.