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Giving back to the community is greatly valued at the Cincinnati Waldorf School. Students are encouraged to get involved with other organizations that positively impact their neighborhoods and the world. Community Service not only helps others in the community, it also helps CWS students—both academically and emotionally—by expanding their worldview, developing empathy and leadership skills, and realizing how their actions can have an impact and create lasting change. They also return to the classroom realizing how what they’re learning applies to the real world, which reinvigorates their passion for learning.


  • Are you an accredited school?
    Yes! The Cincinnati Waldorf School is a full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). We are also accredited through the state of Ohio.
  • How do I inquire or apply to Cincinnati Waldorf School?
    To inquire for more information, or to apply to Cincinnati Waldorf School, you can do so online or contact Karen Crick, Enrollment Director, via email or telephone at 513-541-0200.
  • What are the qualifications of your faculty?
    All of our lead teachers have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and additional Waldorf teacher training. The majority of our teachers hold post-graduate degrees and all are licensed teachers in the state of Ohio.
  • When did CWS open and how many students are enrolled?
    The Cincinnati Waldorf School was founded in 1973. It began as an early childhood program and grew gradually to a full grade school (preschool-8) by 2006. Our high school opened in 2018. We currently have over 270 students enrolled at CWS from preschool through 12th grade!
  • Where do students go when they graduate from CWS?
    Our Cincinnati Waldorf High School will have graduated three senior classes in Spring of 2024. We are proud of our graduates for all the pursuits upon which they have embarked after leaving CWS. We are especially pleased to announce the many prestigious colleges and universities to which our seniors have been accepted: Oberlin College and Conservatory Savannah College of Art and Design The Ohio State University Ohio University Miami University of Ohio University of Cincinnati Xavier University Wright State University University of Akron Loyola University Chicago Northern Kentucky University Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cleveland Institute/College of Art and Design Thomas More University You may also be interested to check out the AWSNA Waldorf Alumni Survey, highlighting the bright futures of Waldorf graduates across our continent!
  • How can I afford a private Waldorf education?
    CWS students come from many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is our heartfelt mission to make Waldorf education accessible and affordable for as many families as possible. 72% of CWS K-12 students receive an EdChoice scholarship from the State of Ohio. Students not eligible for state scholarships may receive up to 50% of tuition, depending on family income, via our tuition assistance program. Follow the links below to learn more...

CWS believes community service is important and valuable for students, families, faculty, and our local community. That’s why all CWS students start formally volunteering in 9th grade, and younger students work together as a class to engage in acts of service throughout the year.


Join the goodwill by sharing your ideas, volunteering with us, or creating new partnerships with CWS and your organization. 

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