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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.

Foundational Principles of
the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs

Independence and Affiliations

As a Waldorf school, we are affiliated with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). These are the only associations and affiliations the school has.


These affiliations support Waldorf education and our school in offering a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. We integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf Education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

As a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs adheres to these seven foundational Principles of Waldorf Education.

Our school is ever evolving, and as a part of our ongoing review and study, we've come to understand these Principles as you see written here. For more information about AWSNA or to view the Principles in their original form, please visit AWSNA's website. 

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