High School

High school students discover new capacities for critical thinking and forming independent judgments. Their compelling interest in seeking out ideals drives them to contemplate life’s big questions: What is justice? What do we mean by truth? What will give my life meaning? How can I make a difference in the world?

Classes debate ethical issues in science, history, economics and literature. Students write poetry, engage in abstract mathematical reasoning, and conduct hands-on lab experiments. Committed to building a culture of excellence and mentoring citizens who can re-imagine and be of service to the world, our high school teachers—who are all experts in their fields—present demanding, open-ended topics that encourage students to observe, compare, analyze, synthesize, create, question and imagine alternatives.

Through increasingly sophisticated involvement with a wide variety of arts such as drama, instrumental and choral music, painting, weaving, metalsmithing and stone carving, high school students develop a broad range of proficiencies, while increasing self-awareness and aesthetic sensibilities. Every creation bears the stamp of individuality and expresses the student’s interaction with the world.

We welcome new students who have no previous experience with Waldorf education. Approximately 35% of our high school students join us from public or other independent schools.

Our small class sizes and close-knit community ensure that each student is seen, respected, valued and challenged, resulting in a truly unique education, crafted to the needs and personality of each student.

Grades 9–12
Discover the academic and artistic rigor of our high school.
Grades 6–8
Engage the challenging and experiential curriculum of middle school.
Grades 1–5
Explore the academic and imaginative journey through the elementary grades.
Nursery & Kindergarten
Nourish the magic of childhood with nurturing play-based programs.
I truly believe Waldorf has prepared me to lead a life in which I am the individual I aspire to be. It has taught me to be open to and able to look through many perspectives, be confident in who I am, and instilled in me the desire to always expand my knowledge. Those I think are the most important things anyone can ever possess to lead a meaningful existence.
Ondine Izuno

Class of 2012, Waldorf School of the Peninsula