• How do you grow a healthy mind?
    By intertwining classical academics with a reverence for the natural world.
  • Education that inspires
    Discover a physically, cognitively and emotionally stimulating curriculum for every phase of your child’s development.
  • Imagine a liberal arts education.
    In middle school.
    Discover a collaborative environment that mixes artistic thinking with scientific thinking.


The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a Nursery-8th Grade urban, organic learning environment in the heart of Germantown, based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of education. We provide a decidedly independent form of education that creates decidedly independent thinkers. Learning that inspires. Learning that endures. And learning that your children will treasure forever.

Early Childhood Programs

Our Waldorf early childhood programs consist of parent & child classes, a nursery for children ages two-three, and our mixed-aged early childhood classes for children ages three-five. Each class is tailored to meet the nuanced development of the growing child. We provide families the opportunity of extended care and all of our early childhood programs have been certified.
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Lower School

First grade is truly a new beginning. The Waldorf first grader is learning how to learn. Learning from and with one another, and learning from the world around them. Waldorf teachers strive to nurture a deeper reverence for the environment, respect for others and interest in the world. Social interaction with their peers and teacher sets the groundwork for wholeness and unity within their class.
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Middle School

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia offers a comprehensive liberal arts education - in middle school. It's an uncompromising, yet unexpected foundation that will serve your child for the rest of their life. By graduation, students have developed into critical thinkers with agile penetrating minds, ready to attain new heights, and are sought after by independent schools and public magnet schools.
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Visit and you’ll begin to see what makes the Waldorf School of Philadelphia different from all other schools. You’ll start to see and feel all the reasons to choose a Waldorf education when you meet our talented and dedicated teachers, talk to our active and involved parent community, and meet our wonderful students. We can't wait to welcome you!


6000 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (215) 248-1662