"The Best Kept Secret in Marin County." 

A natural childhood with 10 acres, progressive education and affordable tuition.

***Special Announcement: In honor of The National Women's March on January 21st, we have moved our Open House to the following Saturday, January 28th. Click below for more details.

 
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marin waldorf school

Toddler - 8th Grade

A non-denominational school where the joy of childhood,
growth of character, creativity and academic excellence are valued equally.


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The right choice
for your child.

As parents who are considering private education, you may feel unsure about which school would be the best fit for your child. Academics are important, but you want assurance that they will have a strong foundation to meet the future successfully in these times of global change.

Through a progressive developmental based approach to education, Marin Waldorf School has been helping Bay Area parents raise confident, self-reliant, resilient and morally intelligent children for the past 40 years. Waldorf education goes beyond the development of the intellect, focusing on the development of the whole human being and helping children bring goodness, beauty and truth into the world.

 

Marin Waldorf Parents

Parents with peace of mind at Marin Waldorf School

"When you see your child developing all different aspects of themselves, that is how you know you made the right decision." - MWS Parent

 
 

"Waldorf School students are confident, they're strong, they know how to relate to people...they look you in the eye." MWS Parent

"When all three of my children were there it was such a great feeling as a parent to know they're all safe in this school and thriving." - MWS Parent

"Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able, of themselves, to impart purpose and direction to their lives." - Rudolf Steiner

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Developmental Learning

click the "Why Waldorf?" videos here to learn more

Watch: Early Childhood Program

Watch: Lower Grades 1 - 4

Watch: Upper Grades 5 - 8

"In linking their curriculum and schooling toward children's developmental stages, Waldorf schools seem to have a unique sense of what children are ready for. They promote creativity and critical thinking in an interdisciplinary fashion...exactly the direction public education needs to move towards." - Jack Miller, professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

 

The Waldorf Curriculum is based the philosophy that education should gradually draw out all of the child's innate capacities: physical, social, emotional, artistic, and intellectual. The lessons and activities are developmentally tailored to meet the child's emergent and maturing sense of self and their relationship to the world.

Our early childhood program focuses on creative play, imagination and wonder, while grades 1-8 expand into a full liberal arts curriculum. "Pairing this curriculum with a child's developmental capacity means the child is never overwhelmed - but always stretched." - Christopher Lind - White M.D.

 

MARIN WALDORF ALUMNI

"For me, it was the most tremendous gift my parents ever gave me." 

- MWS Alumni, Cheri Rivers Ndaliko Ph.D. African Studies, Harvard University

 

"Being personally acquainted with a number of Waldorf students, I can say that they come closer to realizing their own potential than practically anyone I know."

- Joseph Weizenbaum, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Admissions

Visit the Campus

Come experience the natural rhythm of our beautiful 10 acre campus and see why our families love Marin Waldorf School so much.

At our Open House and Tours you will be warmly greeted by our admissions team and guided through the grades. Learn how Waldorf educates the whole child and fosters social and environmental awareness and innovative thinking.

 

COMMUNITY
Raising happy and healthy children together.

 
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the HISTORY of waldorf

The Pioneer of Progressive Education

Rudolf Steiner - 20th Century European Scientist, Educator, Artist and Philosopher founded Waldorf Education 1919. 

Rudolf Steiner - 20th Century European Scientist, Educator, Artist and Philosopher founded Waldorf Education 1919. 

A Solution For Troubled Times

At the end of WWI in 1919, Europe was teetering on the brink of economic, social, and political chaos. Rudolf Steiner was concerned about the need for social renewal, for a new way of organizing society and a shift in political and cultural life. Waldorf education is based on a profound understanding of human development that transforms teaching into an artistic and health-giving approach to education. The curriculum was born out of the desire to help provide future generations with the tools to create a better world.  

Today, with more than 1,000 Waldorf schools in 83 countries, Waldorf Education is the fastest growing independent educational movement in the world. In North America, Waldorf has been available since 1928, and there are now over 250 schools and 14 teacher training centers in some level of development. These schools exist in large cities and small towns, suburbs and rural enclaves. No two schools are identical; each is administratively independent. Nevertheless, a visitor would recognize many characteristics common to them all.