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Waldorf Grades Field Trip Lassen National Park

Proudly serving the educational needs of Mendocino County including

the communities of Calpella, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Willits, Potter Valley, and Talmage

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VOTED Gold for

Best Annual Event/Festival Childcare/Preschool Nonprofit

in

Best of Lake & Mendocino

2024

INspired 
education

Cultivating the capacities of the whole child: body, mind, and spirit.

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE PRIVATE SCHOOL IN MENDOCINO COUNTY

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Elementary-aged children energetically running outside near their classroom at The Waldorf School of Mendocino County, emphasizing the school's commitment to active learning and physical health as part of holistic student development.

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, WSMC is the oldest independent school in Mendocino County. For over five decades, we have been committed to excellence, and to educating confident human beings who have the creativity, ethics, and moral strength to know and to practice peace.

We invite you to explore our site and discover the academics and community life The Waldorf School of Mendocino County provides to each and every student. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour, learn more about enrollment, or ask any other questions.

Parent Child Program Mommy and Me

PARENT CHILD

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.

Waldorf Preschool and Kindergarten

EARLY CHILDHOOD

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.

Private Waldorf Elementary School 5th graders olaying the flute outside.

LOWER GRADES

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. 

Private Waldorf Middle School

UPPER GRADES

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.

OUR PROGRAMS

Private School in Mendocino County

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.

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS

  • Spring Roots & Shoots
    Spring Roots & Shoots
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 23
    Calpella
    May 23, 2024, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Calpella, 6280 3rd St, Calpella, CA 95418, USA
    May 23, 2024, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Calpella, 6280 3rd St, Calpella, CA 95418, USA
    Sing songs, play games, and meet new friends!
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  • Playdate
    Playdate
    Sat, May 25
    The Waldorf School of Mendocino County
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Waldorf School of Mendocino County, 6280 3rd St, Calpella, CA 95418, USA
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Waldorf School of Mendocino County, 6280 3rd St, Calpella, CA 95418, USA
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  • Summer Camp 2024
    Summer Camp 2024
    Mon, Jun 17
    Calpella
    Jun 17, 2024, 8:30 AM – Aug 16, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Calpella, 6280 3rd St, Calpella, CA 95418, USA
    Jun 17, 2024, 8:30 AM – Aug 16, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Calpella, 6280 3rd St, Calpella, CA 95418, USA
    A summer of fun at The Waldorf School
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The Waldorf School of Mendocino School Garden

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