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WSSD welcomed students back to campus in August! We also welcomed many students who joined from their homes via our Remote Learning Program. Because of the size of our school and the availability of outdoor spaces, The Waldorf School of San Diego is able to facilitate students on-campus 5 days a week. The health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and staff are our highest priorities. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Sports
    B-
The Waldorf School of San Diego is a highly rated, private school located in San Diego, CA. It has 281 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,810
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
28%
Average Financial Aid
$7,048

The Waldorf School of San Diego Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
13 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Festivals and Faires
    40%
  • First day of school beach day
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Prom
    20%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
281
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$15,550
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
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$39,330
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,153
National
$949
Median Home Value
$368,822
National
$184,700
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The Waldorf School of San Diego Reviews

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Our family discovered Waldorf when our daughter was in High School - but I wish my kids had the opportunity to start when they were little! It’s not just a school for us but a thriving, inclusive community. We've had an outstanding experience with my high school student- who started high school after attending public schools from Kinder. She’s now getting ready for college and has done very well on the SAT and feels prepared. The teachers are truly invested in developing lifelong learners and give every student personal attention. The students themselves are incredibly confident and inquisitive and very accepting of new students. My child has blossomed under the care of Waldorf. She thought she wasn’t a “math student” but is now loving calculus! Can’t say enough good things!
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A few years ago, I had questions about my experience in public high school. I wanted to get more out of my education than memorizing facts to get a good grade on the test. Right around the same time, one of my teachers told me about a school named Waldorf. After hearing that word a few times that month, I searched it up on google. To my delight, I couldn't believe a school like this exists! I told my parents about it right away and nagged them until they signed up for a school tour. One thing leads to the next, and I have grown in so many ways since I joined Waldorf! Not only academically, but as an upright human being getting ready to enter the world. The teachers are intentional in the way each seed of knowledge offered to the students. If there is one word which summarizes my experience, it would be beautiful.
My child spent 13 years at The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) from Early Childhood through to High School graduation. It was an incredible experience for her and she is now a successful, healthy, happy full time college student. Her high grades put her on the Dean's List, she was recently featured on her college's website, she has a couple of small businesses under her belt, has a part time job, and is carrying zero student debt. She has a good group of friends from diverse backgrounds, and is about to proctor the S.A.T. test back at WSSD (how's that for a full circle experience?!). WSSD instilled her with a strong work ethic, ability to problem-solve, an a high emotional IQ. She credits The Waldorf School of San Diego with helping her become the caring human being she is growing into. This is a phenomenal education!