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Welcome to San Francisco Waldorf School There is something different about San Francisco Waldorf School and the difference is exceptional. Our students are intelligent and caring human AT - A - G L A N C E

• 450 students in nursery through high school

beings, imaginative problem solvers, and creative thinkers who are ready to take on the world. Our educational approach is deeply considered, designed

• 40% of families participate in the Affordable Tuition Program (KindergartenHigh School)

to understand every student at every age. Our unique

• 5:1 student/faculty ratio

We invite you to visit. Meet our teachers, see our

• 70% of faculty hold advanced degrees and Waldorf teacher training

students in action, and find out if San Francisco

• 33% students of color • 98% matriculation to fouryear colleges and universities

perspective is guided by understanding, balance, experience, and community.

Waldorf School is right for your child.


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Welcome to San Francisco Waldorf School There is something different about San Francisco Waldorf School and the difference is exceptional. Our students are intelligent and caring human AT - A - G L A N C E

• 450 students in nursery through high school

beings, imaginative problem solvers, and creative thinkers who are ready to take on the world. Our educational approach is deeply considered, designed

• 40% of families participate in the Affordable Tuition Program (KindergartenHigh School)

to understand every student at every age. Our unique

• 5:1 student/faculty ratio

We invite you to visit. Meet our teachers, see our

• 70% of faculty hold advanced degrees and Waldorf teacher training

students in action, and find out if San Francisco

• 33% students of color • 98% matriculation to fouryear colleges and universities

perspective is guided by understanding, balance, experience, and community.

Waldorf School is right for your child.


Our Nursery (Preschool)

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• Ages 2 ½ to 4 ½ years • Three or five days/week • 8:30am to 12:30pm • After Care available until 5:00pm

The Wonder of Childhood Young children love stories. They love to draw, play, move, and explore nature. They flourish in an atmosphere of warmth and wonder, guided by teachers who are experts in early childhood development and Waldorf educational methods. Our beautiful nursery is a joyful first step to school. Counting and sorting in Kindergarten

Exploring geometry in Grade 8

Mastering calculus in High School


Our Nursery (Preschool)

AT - A - G L A N C E

• Ages 2 ½ to 4 ½ years • Three or five days/week • 8:30am to 12:30pm • After Care available until 5:00pm

The Wonder of Childhood Young children love stories. They love to draw, play, move, and explore nature. They flourish in an atmosphere of warmth and wonder, guided by teachers who are experts in early childhood development and Waldorf educational methods. Our beautiful nursery is a joyful first step to school. Counting and sorting in Kindergarten

Exploring geometry in Grade 8

Mastering calculus in High School


Our Kindergarten

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• Two year program • Ages 4 ½ to 6 ½ years in 3 mixed-age classrooms • Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm • After School Program available until 5:30pm

Learning By Doing Our kindergarten children are filled with initiative and purpose. They are curious and imaginative, and retain a joy for learning. Our teachers, experts in Waldorf early childhood education, lay a proper foundation for literacy, numeracy, sensory integration, and creative thinking. Specialty teachers provide instruction in gardening and eurythmy. Listening to stories in Kindergarten

Studying history in Grade School

Exploring literature in High School


Our Kindergarten

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• Two year program • Ages 4 ½ to 6 ½ years in 3 mixed-age classrooms • Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm • After School Program available until 5:30pm

Learning By Doing Our kindergarten children are filled with initiative and purpose. They are curious and imaginative, and retain a joy for learning. Our teachers, experts in Waldorf early childhood education, lay a proper foundation for literacy, numeracy, sensory integration, and creative thinking. Specialty teachers provide instruction in gardening and eurythmy. Listening to stories in Kindergarten

Studying history in Grade School

Exploring literature in High School


Our Grade School (grades 1-5)

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• Average class size 25 • Students take both Mandarin and Spanish • Day begins at 8:30am • After School Program available until 5:30pm

Discovery and Connection Energized by learning, our students explore math through movement and science through observation. The school is distinguished by an innovative multiyear teaching approach that facilitates understanding and connection. A class and teacher continue together through the grades while Specialty Teachers provide instruction in world languages, movement, music, gardening, eurythmy, outdoor education, handwork, and woodwork.

Discovering the natural world

Grade 7 experiments

Collaboration in High School chemistry


Our Grade School (grades 1-5)

AT - A - G L A N C E

• Average class size 25 • Students take both Mandarin and Spanish • Day begins at 8:30am • After School Program available until 5:30pm

Discovery and Connection Energized by learning, our students explore math through movement and science through observation. The school is distinguished by an innovative multiyear teaching approach that facilitates understanding and connection. A class and teacher continue together through the grades while Specialty Teachers provide instruction in world languages, movement, music, gardening, eurythmy, outdoor education, handwork, and woodwork.

Discovering the natural world

Grade 7 experiments

Collaboration in High School chemistry


Our Grade School (grades 6-8)

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Ages 2 ½ to 4 ½ years • Curricular research and presentation • Three or five days/ week • Mathematics through I 12:30pm • Algebra 8:30am to • Competitive • After Care available athletic teams until 5:00pm • Weeklong wilderness trips

Creativity in Thinking With creativity and purpose, our students are immersed in subjects such as algebra and astronomy, Mandarin and music. They are intellectually curious and connected to community. The depth of our curriculum inspires students and is anchored by a Main Lesson block of intensive morning study. Our graduates excel at a variety of academic institutions and become young adults who make a difference in the world.

Making soup in Kindergarten

Carving a bowl in Grade School

Building an electric motor in physics


Our Grade School (grades 6-8)

AT - A - G L A N C E

Ages 2 ½ to 4 ½ years • Curricular research and presentation • Three or five days/ week • Mathematics through I 12:30pm • Algebra 8:30am to • Competitive • After Care available athletic teams until 5:00pm • Weeklong wilderness trips

Creativity in Thinking With creativity and purpose, our students are immersed in subjects such as algebra and astronomy, Mandarin and music. They are intellectually curious and connected to community. The depth of our curriculum inspires students and is anchored by a Main Lesson block of intensive morning study. Our graduates excel at a variety of academic institutions and become young adults who make a difference in the world.

Making soup in Kindergarten

Carving a bowl in Grade School

Building an electric motor in physics


Curriculum Overview SUBJECT

TO P I C

Literature & History

Folk Tales, Fairy Tales & Nature Stories

K

G1

G2

G3

G4

G5

G6

G7

SUBJECT

TO P I C

Natural Sciences

Exploration of Seasons & Nature Geography: Surveying & Cartography

G8

Comparative Zoology Botany

Ancient Legends & Fables

Human Physiology

Legends & Stories of Wise & Holy People

Human Sexuality, Nutrition & Health

Stories of the Indigenous People

Human Anatomy

Norse Mythology

Physics: Acoustics & Optics

Greek & Roman Mythology

Physics: Electricity & Magnetism

Ancient Civilizations

Physics: Thermodynamics

Medieval History & The Renaissance

Physics: Mechanics, Aeromechanics & Hydraulics

California History

Organic Chemistry

American History The Revolutions & Modern History Language Arts

Writing & Reading Literature

Inorganic Chemistry Earth Sciences

Geology & Mineralogy

Essay Writing, Composition & Creative Writing

Astronomy

Speech Formation, Recitation, Plays & Poetry Spelling & Grammar Business English Research Skills Mathematics

Counting & Developing Number Sense

Meteorology World Languages

Music

Music Theory Class Orchestra Fine Arts

Systems of Money

Modeling & Sculpture

Algebra

Form Drawing & Design

Geometric Movement & Drawing

California Geography

Dynamic & Perspective Drawing Practical Skills & Activities

Domestic Arts Handwork

North American Geography

Woodwork

South American Geography Asian Geography

Painting Drawing

Business Math & Economics

Exploration of the Surrounding World

Singing & Choir Flute

Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Physical, Cultural & Human Geography

Two Languages: Mandarin and Spanish One Language: Mandarin or Spanish

The Four Processes

Measurement: Time, Length & Volume

Climate & Science Habitats

Outdoor Education

Hiking Day Gardening

African Geography

Farming

European Geography

Overnight Trips Reflecting Curriculum

Economic & Political Geography of the World Movement & Physical Education

Circle Time Imaginative Play Eurythmy Games Athletics Program

K

G1

G2

G3

G4

G5

G6

G7

G8


Curriculum Overview SUBJECT

TO P I C

Literature & History

Folk Tales, Fairy Tales & Nature Stories

K

G1

G2

G3

G4

G5

G6

G7

SUBJECT

TO P I C

Natural Sciences

Exploration of Seasons & Nature Geography: Surveying & Cartography

G8

Comparative Zoology Botany

Ancient Legends & Fables

Human Physiology

Legends & Stories of Wise & Holy People

Human Sexuality, Nutrition & Health

Stories of the Indigenous People

Human Anatomy

Norse Mythology

Physics: Acoustics & Optics

Greek & Roman Mythology

Physics: Electricity & Magnetism

Ancient Civilizations

Physics: Thermodynamics

Medieval History & The Renaissance

Physics: Mechanics, Aeromechanics & Hydraulics

California History

Organic Chemistry

American History The Revolutions & Modern History Language Arts

Writing & Reading Literature

Inorganic Chemistry Earth Sciences

Geology & Mineralogy

Essay Writing, Composition & Creative Writing

Astronomy

Speech Formation, Recitation, Plays & Poetry Spelling & Grammar Business English Research Skills Mathematics

Counting & Developing Number Sense

Meteorology World Languages

Music

Music Theory Class Orchestra Fine Arts

Systems of Money

Modeling & Sculpture

Algebra

Form Drawing & Design

Geometric Movement & Drawing

California Geography

Dynamic & Perspective Drawing Practical Skills & Activities

Domestic Arts Handwork

North American Geography

Woodwork

South American Geography Asian Geography

Painting Drawing

Business Math & Economics

Exploration of the Surrounding World

Singing & Choir Flute

Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Physical, Cultural & Human Geography

Two Languages: Mandarin and Spanish One Language: Mandarin or Spanish

The Four Processes

Measurement: Time, Length & Volume

Climate & Science Habitats

Outdoor Education

Hiking Day Gardening

African Geography

Farming

European Geography

Overnight Trips Reflecting Curriculum

Economic & Political Geography of the World Movement & Physical Education

Circle Time Imaginative Play Eurythmy Games Athletics Program

K

G1

G2

G3

G4

G5

G6

G7

G8


Waldorf education is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, a

Tuition and the Affordable Tuition Program

leading philosopher, educator,

and personal responsibility

Financial Philosophy We strive to make this education as accessible as possible and are committed to helping families meet tuition. Forty percent of our families participate in our tuition assistance program and we awarded more than $3 million in need-based grants in 2017-18.

in students. The curriculum

Tuition 2018-19

was based on a thorough

Early Childhood Nursery 3-day Nursery 5-day Kindergarten 5-day

$11,520 $19,200 $26,200

Grade School Grades 1-4 Grades 5-8

$26,950 $28,350

social reformer, and scientist of the early 20th Century. The first Waldorf school opened a century ago with a mission to foster independent thought

study of child development so that subjects meet not only the cognitive developmental needs of the students, but also their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Steiner’s humanistic philosophy of anthroposophy gives teachers a foundation for continued growth as individuals and in their work with students. This dynamic

Check dates and sign up on our website, sfwaldorf.org/admission

Tuition includes field trips, athletic program, student accident insurance, tuition insurance. Tuition for 2019-20 will be determined by February 2019. Payments: Tuition may be paid in one, two, or ten installments.

of child development is thriving

After Care and After School Programs: Additional fees – visit the website for details.

at more than 1,200 schools

Tuition Deposits 2018-19

around the world.

Upon enrollment, families pay a non-refundable, per child, tuition deposit. The deposit is deducted from tuition and is due with the enrollment and tuition contract. Nursery Program $1,500 Kindergarten-Grade 8 $2,500

approach and inspirational view

Parent Tours and Open Houses:

The Application Process

Grade 1 (space permitting) 1. Attend a tour or open house

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

2. Submit online application

Nursery Program 1. Attend a tour or open house 2. Submit online application 3. Attend a play date with your child Kindergarten Program 1. Attend a tour or open house 2. Submit online application 3. Submit evaluation form, completed by applicant’s current teacher 4. Applicant and parent/guardians may be invited to an interview

3. Submit evaluation form, completed by applicant’s current teacher 4. Parent interview and Grade 1 Readiness Assessment may be scheduled Grades 2-8 (space permitting) 1. Attend a tour or open house 2. Submit online application 3. Submit evaluation form(s) Grades 2-4: 1 Primary Teacher Grades 5-8: 1 Primary or English Teacher AND 1 Math or Science Teacher 4. Submit student transcripts 5. Applicant and parents/guardians may be invited to an interview 6. Applicant may be invited to multi-day class visit


Waldorf education is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, a

Tuition and the Affordable Tuition Program

leading philosopher, educator,

and personal responsibility

Financial Philosophy We strive to make this education as accessible as possible and are committed to helping families meet tuition. Forty percent of our families participate in our tuition assistance program and we awarded more than $3 million in need-based grants in 2017-18.

in students. The curriculum

Tuition 2018-19

was based on a thorough

Early Childhood Nursery 3-day Nursery 5-day Kindergarten 5-day

$11,520 $19,200 $26,200

Grade School Grades 1-4 Grades 5-8

$26,950 $28,350

social reformer, and scientist of the early 20th Century. The first Waldorf school opened a century ago with a mission to foster independent thought

study of child development so that subjects meet not only the cognitive developmental needs of the students, but also their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Steiner’s humanistic philosophy of anthroposophy gives teachers a foundation for continued growth as individuals and in their work with students. This dynamic

Check dates and sign up on our website, sfwaldorf.org/admission

Tuition includes field trips, athletic program, student accident insurance, tuition insurance. Tuition for 2019-20 will be determined by February 2019. Payments: Tuition may be paid in one, two, or ten installments.

of child development is thriving

After Care and After School Programs: Additional fees – visit the website for details.

at more than 1,200 schools

Tuition Deposits 2018-19

around the world.

Upon enrollment, families pay a non-refundable, per child, tuition deposit. The deposit is deducted from tuition and is due with the enrollment and tuition contract. Nursery Program $1,500 Kindergarten-Grade 8 $2,500

approach and inspirational view

Parent Tours and Open Houses:

The Application Process

Grade 1 (space permitting) 1. Attend a tour or open house

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

2. Submit online application

Nursery Program 1. Attend a tour or open house 2. Submit online application 3. Attend a play date with your child Kindergarten Program 1. Attend a tour or open house 2. Submit online application 3. Submit evaluation form, completed by applicant’s current teacher 4. Applicant and parent/guardians may be invited to an interview

3. Submit evaluation form, completed by applicant’s current teacher 4. Parent interview and Grade 1 Readiness Assessment may be scheduled Grades 2-8 (space permitting) 1. Attend a tour or open house 2. Submit online application 3. Submit evaluation form(s) Grades 2-4: 1 Primary Teacher Grades 5-8: 1 Primary or English Teacher AND 1 Math or Science Teacher 4. Submit student transcripts 5. Applicant and parents/guardians may be invited to an interview 6. Applicant may be invited to multi-day class visit


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