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With the support of friends, families, and foundations, we have grown from a single early childhood class to a thriving multi-campus school over 48 years. Students in our school receive more than an education rooted in creativity, nature, and social responsibility —their entire families gain a community of nurturing human beings.

Join us in fostering a new generation who will make our world a better place.

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Be in touch to explore giving options that work best for you by contacting Beth McDaniel, Development Director and Cincinnati Waldorf parent, at or 513.541.0220 ext. 202.


  • 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...

The Cincinnati Waldorf School is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations made to the Cincinnati Waldorf School are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Cincinnati Waldorf School’s EIN is:  31-0846773.

For more information about contributions the Cincinnati Waldorf School may accept, please refer to the Gift Acceptance Policy here

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