Why Waldorf Now?

More than ever, our students need an education that fosters resilience, adaptability, compassion, and confidence. They need the intentional integration of high academics, arts, music, and movement to educate the whole human. Welcome to The Denver Waldorf School.

Our way of being

As an urban, independent Waldorf school, we believe in a liberal arts education that prepares students for their next steps and cultivates eco-sustainability, social renewal, truth, beauty, and goodness. We also believe it is our responsibility to bear witness to what is happening in the world, elevate the voices of marginalized people, change the course of inequities, and break down structural prejudice in all forms where it exists, particularly in Waldorf education.

Our Aim

Step inside

One of the few Denver schools to offer in-person tours and in-person shadowing, we have strived diligently to be able to show you our campus, our curriculum, and our community while following Colorado’s health and safety guidelines. Learn more about our programs for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students.

Tour Our School

The Wisdom of Play in Early Childhood

Preschool through High School

From our Starflower Preschool to the lively halls of our high school, the Waldorf experience takes a hand-on approach to education. We are founded on Rudolf Steiner’s humanitarian curriculum, a robust and dynamic program taught throughout the world for more than 100 years.

Developing Character in High School

Full steam ahead

Our ability to stay in-person during the pandemic afforded us the unique opportunity to expand our high school program even further. When our graduates step beyond our doors and courageously out into the world, they embrace the future as engaged global citizens and stewards of the planet.

Experience our high school

College Preparedness

100% of Denver Waldorf students are accepted into college, the vast majority finishing in 4 years. Plus, our graduating classes, although intentionally small, average more than $4 million in scholarships per year. Hear from our alumni on why DWS is well worth the investment.

In the words of our graduates

Winter Fair

Our beloved winter-time event returns on Friday, December 17th! This year is a mix of school-day activities for DWS students and a popup shop of Waldorf-inspired toys and books and handmade goods by local artisans that is open to all. We’ll even wrap up with a fireside farewell on the playground. Join in the festivities!

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Spartan Sports

More than half of our students participate in our sports program, which includes basketball, volleyball, cross country, and ultimate frisbee. Learn more on how our approach to athletics fits within a broader movement to reclaim youth sports for what they once were and always should be.

Name of the game

DWS Podcast

Hear from our faculty and alumni on the benefits of Waldorf education. We cover everything from the role of the teacher and why we loop to how music plays a part in our curriculum and how Waldorf, in the words of our graduates “overprepares” students for college.

Take a listen

Meet Our Teachers

ALL FACULTY

Come Together

In collectively striving to move the world toward more tolerance, more love, and more peace, we invite all to join our community-led groups. Learn more to see how your unique expression may brighten the tapestry of our tightly knit community and beyond.

Racial Justice Parent GroupConversations Discussion Group

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