Our Mission Statement
The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs values the healthy development of the whole individual, in mind, body, and spirit. Through a focus on academics, music, art, and movement, our bountiful curriculum—based on established and evolving Waldorf principles—inspires creative thought, discourse, human connections, and experiential learning. We graduate global citizens who have initiative, social responsibility, and enthusiasm for life.
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.
The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is a nonprofit, independent school that welcomes students of any race, religion, and national or ethnic origin.