EDUCATION FOR A CHANGING WORLD
Victor Hugo once said “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” As we move into the middle of the 21st Century, our society is faced with unprecedented challenges on multiple levels — ecological, civic and human. Waldorf education — developed 100 years ago and currently the world’s most rapidly expanding independent school movement — has never been more important or relevant.
Established in 1981 with a preschool, and eventually expanding through high school in 1997, The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs provides this rich and unique education to our community as the only pre-K through 12 independent school in Saratoga County. By offering a developmentally aligned curriculum that educates the whole student, The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs graduates global citizens with a curiosity about the world. Knowing how children learn at various phases of their development allows us to meet them where they are — from the active, play-based years of early childhood to interdisciplinary and sensory rich elementary years to teens yearning for meaning in their lives and developing a socially responsible sense of citizenship and character.
You can learn more about Waldorf Education through the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
Our Mission Statement
At the Waldorf School of Saratoga
Springs we cultivate academic
knowledge, artistic work, and
practical skills in our students. The
faculty is dedicated to the unfolding
of every individual’s potential as a
talented and able human being. We
strive to enrich each student’s
capacity for imagination and aim to
inspire a life-long love for learning
and a reverence for life. Our goal is to
educate so that our graduates are
confident and eager to enter a life of
individual initiative and social
responsibility. Our school fosters
moral strength so that the qualities of
truth, beauty and goodness permeate
the human spirit. The faculty builds a
vibrant learning environment in
cooperation with the parent
community. The Waldorf School of
Saratoga Springs has as its
foundation the pedagogical work of
Rudolf Steiner and the ongoing
research of the Waldorf Movement.
The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is a nonprofit, independent school that welcomes students of any race, religion, and national or ethnic origin.