Education for a Lifetime
The Waldorf curriculum forms an ideal framework for social and intellectual growth. Our school culture values social and environmental responsibility, reflecting the progressive and culturally diverse town of Santa Cruz. Children do meaningful work indoors as well as outdoors in the yard and garden. Children are taught to work for the love of work itself and for others, to enjoy the strength of their bodies and their connection to the earth and to one another.
Our Parent-Tot Program is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the classroom and for parents to learn more about the rich, developmental approach of Waldorf education.
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Through movement, crafts, and domestic activities, the preschool child is helped in taking hold of his/her body and learning to use it more skillfully.
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The rhythm of the Kindergarten day may appear very simple upon first glance, but a deeper look reveals children deeply immersed in creative play and imitation.
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The elementary education leads, in incremental steps, to an ever more observing, experimental and creative attitude to learning…
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Join us in celebrating our school, educating our families and benefiting our community.
Waldorf Alive! A Walk Through the Grades
Join us for a guided tour around our beautiful campus. We will briefly observe each class in session starting with Kindergarten through to the 8th grade followed by a thirty minute Q&A. This is a two hour, adults only tour.
Our grades tours are scheduled for Wednesdays October 21st and November 18th, 2015 and January 13th, February 3rd and 24th, March 16th, April 13th and 27th, May 11st and 25th, 2016.
Morning in the Kindergarten
Spend a morning learning about our unique approach to supporting the development of young children. Your 3- 5 year old is invited to explore our kindergarten and share in the kind of activities we do daily such as bread baking, ring time, puppet shows, and more.
Adults will hear a brief lecture on Waldorf kindergarten and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Our Mornings in the Kindergarten will be held on Saturdays January 16th, February 27nd, March 12th and April 16th, 2016.
Space is limited so please make a reservation by contacting our Enrollment Department at email@example.com or calling 831.425.0519
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2016 Summer Camping Programs
The Santa Cruz Waldorf School is hosting two Outdoor Summer Programs for Kids!
Waldorf Summer Kinder Camp with Edisione
- This is a week long program designed for ages 5 to 7.
- It is a lovely, rhythmic week-long program with storytelling, imaginative play, languages, puppet shows, music games, walks in the forest and yummy food!
- Session 1 runs June 13th to 17th.
- Session 2 runs June 20th to 24th.
- Please bring lunch, organic snacks provided.
- Hours: 9 am to 2 pm, $275 a week, no single days.
Redwood Forest Camp with Dexter
- This is a week long program designed for ages 6 to 10.
- Younger campers will have free-play, build fairy houses and forts, make crowns and nature trinkets.
- Older campers will have free play outdoors, go on forest walks, participate in hikers crafts and build shelters.
- Session 3 runs June 27th to July 1st.
- Session 4 runs July 5th to 8th (only 4 days).
- Session 5 runs July 11th to 15th.
- Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. $280 a week, single days possible with advanced registration.
- After camp care available from 3:30 to 5:30 at $9 an hour.
- Please bring lunch. Healthy snack provided.
Two weeks cancellation notice required for all camps.
Address: 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 santacruzwaldorf.org.
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Preparing for Life
The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education.
School with No Computers
CNN’s Dan Simon reports on how Waldorf schools use a no-technology approach and how it’s attractive to high-tech parents.