About the Santa Fe Waldorf School
The 2013/14 academic year marked Santa Fe Waldorf School's 30th anniversary! In 1983, a group of parents who believed strongly in providing Waldorf education for their children and for the Santa Fe community, established the school with a Kindergarten and grades 1-3. Over the years, Santa Fe Waldorf has grown to become the only private school in Santa Fe offering the complete educational journey from preschool through high school. Since our modest beginnings, our enrollment has grown to approximately 210 students and our campus has grown to 13 wooded acres in southeast Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe Waldorf School is an independent, nonprofit organization with accreditation through the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Additionally, our school is a member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). We welcome and serve students from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, cultural and international backgrounds.
Statement of Purpose
Based on the pedagogical principles of Rudolf Steiner, the mission of the Santa Fe Waldorf School is to cultivate the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities of the developing individual through an age-appropriate early childhood through twelfth grade curriculum.
We educate the whole child in a balanced and healthy way. Our students engage in rigorous academics and gain a fundamental connection to the natural world, an appreciation of themselves and others, and the ability for moral discernment. Waldorf graduates become thoughtful, fulfilled citizens who think imaginatively, communicate effectively, relate compassionately, and initiate healthy change in the world.
The Santa Fe Waldorf School is non-sectarian and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in its educational, administrative, admission, athletic, and school programs and policies.