Proudly serving the educational needs of Mendocino County including
the communities of Calpella, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Willits, Potter Valley, and Talmage
VOTED Silver for
Best of Lake & Mendocino
Cultivating the capacities of the whole child: body, mind, and spirit.
PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE PRIVATE SCHOOL IN MENDOCINO COUNTY
ABOUT THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF MENDOCINO COUNTY
The Waldorf School of Mendocino County was founded with one purpose - to build a space for all students to grow, learn and create with each passing day. Through Waldorf education, a unique teaching approach and a truly passionate faculty, we help students develop academically and personally to their full potential.
Founded in 1972, the Waldorf School of Mendocino County is the oldest independent school in Mendocino County. We are approaching our 50th birthday with great excitement!
Roots & Shoots
Our Roots and Shoots program provides education and resources for families and their children from 1-3 years of age. Families come together in an inviting home-like environment where young children are encouraged to explore their world through imaginative play.
Preschool / Kindergarten
Our Early Childhood program fosters the development of the whole child. Each classroom is warm, inviting, orderly, and intentionally filled with beautiful, natural materials. The Early Childhood Program consists of Preschool and Kindergarten and is a gentle place where children can imagine freely, while feeling safe and comfortable.
Grades 1 - 5
The educational journey begins in the lower grades, Grades 1 - 5, where students learn how to learn. Using students’ strong imaginations and curiosity, foundational concepts are introduced through exploration and discovery.
Grades 6 -8
To meet the evolving needs of the growing student, rigorous academics and artistic studies are expanded and deepened. Self-discovery and exploration are encouraged in the Grades 6 - 8.
This school has given our daughter something she’s never had at any other school—the personal attention to not just her academics but also her emotional and developmental growth. She went from hating school to loving it the day we transferred her here, and we couldn’t be happier.
-Lux Karpov-Kinrade, WSMC Parent
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS
The Waldorf School of Mendocino is more than just a school. We are a vibrant community of students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni and friends with a rich history, current events, celebrations, and general happenings. We encourage you to browse through the pages of our Friendly Fox Blog to experience the rich and abundant life of our school.