The Waldorf School of Baltimore is a coeducational day school for nursery through 8th grade. We are accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), fully licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education, and we are a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). The school is conveniently located on a scenic North Baltimore campus immediately south of Northern Parkway close to Sinai Hospital and Cylburn Arboretum. A community of nearly 200 students, the Waldorf School draws from urban, rural, and suburban communities in and around Baltimore.
With more than 1,000 Waldorf schools in more than 60 countries, and over 2,000 Waldorf early childhood programs on five continents, Waldorf Education is truly global-not only in scope but in its approach. Forming the largest organization of independent schools in the world. Founded by Rudolf Steiner, the first school opened in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1919. Baltimore's Waldorf School was founded in 1971.
The Waldorf School of Baltimore educates children to think deeply, flexibly, and imaginatively. By bringing together the realm of thinking with the expressiveness of the arts, music, and movement, we foster the child's natural curiosity and sense of wonder while stimulating intellectual awareness. Within a protective and nurturing environment, teachers and staff work in partnership with parents to build a community in which each child's sense of responsibility and self-reliance unfold.
The Waldorf School of Baltimore provides an environment in which individuals become freethinking ethical beings able to discern possibilities as they respond to personal and societal challenges. Children pass through different stages of development. The curriculum, pace of the day, and extracurricular activities at Waldorf are all age-specific, based on a proven educational system used at Waldorf Schools around the world. The Waldorf program supports the development of an intellectual, ethical, and emotional foundation. This is accomplished by:
- Providing a quality, comprehensive nursery through 8th grade Waldorf education with fully developed campus facilities;
- Maintaining a faculty and staff committed to professional excellence within a school committed to opportunities for professional development;
- Focusing on academic excellence and creative, intellectual, and spiritual growth;
- Building a vibrant and inclusive school environment that contributes to the greater community.