Waldorf Schools in Tucson

Waldorf Schools Tucson | Waldorf Schools in Tucson

Searching for a Waldorf school in Tucson for your child or teen? You've come to the right place! We've put together a comprehensive guide to assist you in finding a school that is the right fit for your family.

What exactly is a Waldorf school?

Waldorf Education puts it this way, "Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities."

Established by Rudolf Steiner and Emil Molt in 1919, Waldorf education "holds as its primary intention the ideal of bringing forth—in every child—his or her unique potential in a way that serves the further development of humanity."

Is there a religious/spiritual component of Waldorf education?

Waldorf schools "seek to bring about recognition and understanding of all world cultures and religions."

How many Waldorf schools are there in Tucson?

There are three Waldorf schools in the Tucson metro area - one is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America; the other two are "Waldorf-inspired."

Are there any free Waldorf schools in Tucson?

There are three Waldorf schools in Tucson - one is a private school and the other two are charter schools (tuition-free).

What questions should I ask on a school tour?

Here are ten questions you may want to ask on your tour or at an info night:

  1. Do you require an admissions assessment/exam? If so, what subjects will be covered and how are course placements determined?
  2. Who will be my child's teacher and what credentials/experience does he/she have?
  3. Have all teachers been background-checked? Does the screening process apply to all employees (janitors, lunchroom staff, security personnel, bus drivers, etc.)?
  4. How much “screen time” (iPads, computers, etc) is part of the day, if any?
  5. What curriculum do you use for each subject?
  6. How much homework is required on a typical school night?
  7. What is your policy regarding cell phone use on-campus?
  8. Tell us about the extracurricular and athletic opportunities at this school.
  9. What is the average class size?
  10. What makes this school special?

Are there any Waldorf high schools in Tucson?

Yes. There is one Waldorf-inspired high school in Tucson.

What is the best Waldorf school in Tucson?

Great question! Each school has a unique community, curriculum, and focus so it's hard to pinpoint just one.

The best way to find a Waldorf school in Tucson is to ask friends and family members for recommendations. You can also check yelp and google reviews. Finally, don't be shy about scheduling tours at several different schools so that you can make an informed decision.

Other Schools in Tucson

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