CWS: 513-541-0220 CWHS: 513-386-7974

Medieval Feast & Medieval Games

April 25 & 26

May Morning 

EC May Pole Dancing • 8:30-9:30 • Ann Becker Park

All School Photo • 10:15 • The Bowl 

Lower School May Pole Dancing • 10:30-11:30 • The Bowl 



It’s How We Teach That Makes Us Different

Inspiring academic excellence, artistic expression and critical thinking in students since 1973.

At the Cincinnati Waldorf School, we offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education which ignites and inspires life-long learning.  A Waldorf education prepares children for our changing world by enabling students to fully develop their capacities in an environment that cultivates freedom to act and think.

Upcoming Events


Waldorf Students are….

  • Nimble, Creative and Critical Thinkers
  • Prepared to explore and engage the world around them with a hands-on approach
  • Well rounded individuals with knowledge of a World Language, Music and Athletics
  • Immersed in culture and community throughout every subject presented in the curriculum

Observation Mornings

Join us for a guided tour of the CWS on the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:30. This is an opportunity to see the school and observe a Waldorf class in action. A question and answer session follow the tour. Please call 541-0220 ext.103 to reserve your spot on the tour.

Seasonal Festivals

We are pleased to invite interested families to our community festivals such as Michaelmas, Lantern Walk, Holiday Faire and May Faire. Call 541-0220 for more information.

See Upcoming Events and the Calendar for times and dates of the current school year events.

Open House

Please bring the whole family to Cincinnati Waldorf School for one of our Open House events. Guided tours, conversation with our faculty, classroom displays, puppet plays, refreshments and more are provided. Open Houses are scheduled for the Fall and Spring. For more information, please call 541-0220, ext.103.


Waldorf turns 100 this year and CWS is excited to be part of the celebration! The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919. Waldorf made its way to the United States in 1928 with the opening of the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools in more than 80 countries. This year the children of CWS have been busy creating postcards to send to schools all over the world! For more information about the postcard campaign please visit Waldorf-100! 


“Giving is the transaction that unites human beings on a higher level. In giving, we almost always feel joined in community toward achieving a social goal that has implications far into the future. . .” -Siegfried E. Finser, Founder, RSF Foundation

At the Cincinnati Waldorf School, we view giving much like we do the education of our students- through a lens that takes into account the whole community and the full realm of possibilities to grow and thrive. We hold a tremendous amount of responsibility in the fulfillment of our mission and we’re privileged to have a devoted corps of donors and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting our goals. Contributors from our community give both financial and time resources- sponsoring events, participating on special event committees and even helping us raise funds for special initiatives. We are grateful for the countless contributions by our community!

Click Here to discover the many ways you can support our mission.

When I first began teaching at CWS I was deeply impressed by the effect the curriculum had on our students. The Cincinnati Waldorf School not only educates children to be the leaders of tomorrow, but helps them to lead with their hearts.

Connie Davis

CWS Teacher

CWS encourages the development of the authentic individual.Her teachers encourage her to approach her education with curiosity and wonder. Words can hardly express how much we value the positive changes we have seen in our daughter since she started at CWS

Lisa Gray

CWS Parent

CWS fosters an environment where children do not feel undue pressure and stress and are nurtured to have an authentic intellectual curiosity and desire to learn.

Bryan Dickerhoof

CWS Parent

My Waldorf education instilled in me a genuine love of learning and curiosity about the world that I still feel on a daily basis. There is something truly special about the Waldorf philosophy and the kind of foundation it lays for the rest of a student’s life. I still feel a deep connection to my former teachers, classmates, and the rest of the Waldorf community!

Janela Harris

CWS Alumni, Haverford College '14


We know that choosing a school is a big decision and we invite you to visit our campus for a tour. Please come visit us and see what Waldorf education has to offer. Take a peek into our classrooms, watch this unique and profound curriculum in action and meet our exceptional faculty!

Karen Crick
Grade School & High School Enrollment Director
513/541-0220, ext. 103

Jess Prussia
High School Coordinator