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The Waldorf Grade School offers a classical education for children in grades one through eight that is greatly enriched with the arts. Waldorf education is a carefully structured system, nurturing creativity within the context of intellectual competence and disciplined exploration. Waldorf teachers craft their lessons to work with every learning style, thus enabling every student to shine. Our flexible program meets the needs of individual students as they meld into cooperative class groups, advancing together through expanding realms of information and accomplishment.

  • 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...


In 6th through 8th grades, two students from each class are elected by their peers to serve on Student Council. At their weekly meetings Student Council representatives cultivate an attitude of service within the student body while learning to coordinate effectively amongst themselves, working with the faculty of our school, and supporting various charitable organizations. To stay connected to the current needs of the student body, they host monthly town hall style meetings to gain input from their classmates. 



There are many opportunities for CWS students to explore a variety of interests during after-school hours. As different programming is offered each year, the students may elect to expand upon their physical, emotional, and or mental faculties beyond what they already receive in the classroom. Club options have included chess, knitting, Spanish, Girls on the Run, and folk dancing. 

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