From our friends at Cedarwood Waldorf School

Cedarwood isn’t just a school.

It’s a place for the whole family to learn and grow and connect with community.

Cedarwood students are curious and engaged critical thinkers and doers who care about creating a better world. Children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 are nurtured by a developmentally thoughtful pedagogy, with hands-on experiences both in the classroom and off-campus.

Located just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon, in the historic Lair Hill Neighborhood, Cedarwood Waldorf School’s curriculum weaves together the arts, academics, and movement to bring learning to life.

From Early Childhood through the completion of Eighth Grade, students are met with openness to possibility, given time to develop resiliency, and taught skills to turn challenges into opportunities.

What is Waldorf?

At Cedarwood Waldorf School, it’s an education for a wholehearted life.

Since 1919, Waldorf education has found expression in schools all over the world. The first Waldorf school was designed and opened by philosopher Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart, Germany, for the children of the Waldorf-Astoria Company’s workers. Maintaining the principles central to Steiner’s early insights, Waldorf pedagogical methods continue to evolve to serve the modern age.

Waldorf education continues to thrive 100 years after its creation because it provides children and their families with a path to bridge science, the arts, and ethics to nurture the physical, emotional, and social life of each individual.

Cedarwood Waldorf School has been helping children develop a richly well-rounded set of skills, creativity, inner strength, capability, and connection to community since 1997.

Cedarwood classrooms are tight-knit and diverse communities in which each student is seen and valued as an important member of the group.

Led by a team of highly experienced teachers who model warm and inclusive engagement, students and their families share responsibility for the group’s collective successes, and are key players in finding solutions to class challenges.

Classes form in Grade 1 and journey together all the way through Middle School.  Growing together in this way, students get to know each other’s strengths and differences. They support each other in striving to become better students, artists, musicians, performers, teammates, and community members.

The most common response heard from a parent visiting Cedarwood’s Early Childhood program for the first time is, “I wish I could have gone to school here!”

Come experience Cedarwood for yourself:
Cedarwood Children’s Faire, February 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open House, March 14, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Can’t make it to an open house? Cedarwood’s Admissions team hosts group info sessions & tours on several Friday mornings this winter:

Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
January 31
February 14 & 28

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