Santa Fe Waldorf School

About the Santa Fe Waldorf School

Santa Fe Waldorf School was founded in 1983 by a group of parents who were determined to provide the philosophy of education embodied in the independent Waldorf School system for their children and for the community of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The school began with a Kindergarten, First, and a combined 2nd and 3rd Grade, and has grown since then to encompass Preschool (age three) through 12th grade. Our first high school graduation took place in June, 2005.

We now have a student body of approximately 250 attending classes on a 13-acre campus covered with pinjon and juniper at the southeastern edge of Santa Fe. A modular high school building opened its doors in August, 2004, so that all grades are now on one campus. The new Santa Fe Waldorf Preschool, located off-campus at 331 East Buena Vista Street, opened in October, 2004. Many of the founding parents of our school are still involved in our school community, whether as parents, faculty, or volunteers lending a helping hand when needed.

The Santa Fe Waldorf School is an independent school and holds full membership in the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. We welcome and serve students from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. The school is governed by the Faculty, College of Teachers, and the Board of Trustees, and supported by the parent body.

Mission Statement

The Santa Fe Waldorf School is an independent school, early childhood through twelfth grade, founded on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. The faculty and staff work out of a deep respect for the creative potential and spiritual nature in each human being. Our aim is to nourish the thinking, feeling and willing capacities of the developing young individual and to share the pedagogy with the school community.

As stated above, the Santa Fe Waldorf School is a Full Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). The Santa Fe Waldorf School, a non-sectarian, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, welcomes students of all religious, social, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.

Diversity Statement

Waldorf Schools are independent schools committed to developing the human potential of each student to its fullest. The Santa Fe Waldorf School is committed to working toward a diversified social atmosphere that nurtures understanding and an experience of the common humanity of all the world's peoples. We honor and embrace the palette of differences within humanity and welcome people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, creed, religion, sexual orientation, and physical or medical condition. By so doing, we aspire to a peaceful and loving evolution of humankind, which honors and celebrates diversity.


26 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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(505) 983-9727

Elementary School

(505) 983-9727

High School

(505) 992-0566

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