Atop a redwood-adorned hill in beautiful coastal California, Santa Cruz Waldorf School is advancing a tradition of meaningful child-centered education. On first impressions and for years to follow, families are moved by the beauty of the campus, by the robust community life, and by the nurturing and fulfilling education that takes place upon that foundation. Santa Cruz Waldorf School is a place where imagination and wonder are honored and developed, and where a passion for learning is kindled in the heart of every child. Our curriculum is grounded in timeless developmental principles that combine academic rigor with joyful exploration and deep inquiry. As the students grow and learn, parents notice an ignited imagination and the emergence of tremendous focus in their children. In an environment of safety, trust, and strong relationships, our teachers place a steady emphasis on the development of social, emotional, and physical capacities in the children. Students feel a strong sense of belonging at the school, that they have a voice, and that they can make a difference in the world.