Caring Child


Learn the many ways to support WSMC



The year 2021 is winding down into the dark quiet of winter, and many of us are weary from a very long global pandemic. It has pushed us to face innumerable challenges, to bridge differences, to love more, to work harder, to believe more deeply.  Through every single part of this, WSMC has remained dedicated to educating students.  With the exception of a few weeks at the terrifying and confusing beginning, we have been teaching in-person, offering hope and belonging to students and families.


We are a creative, resilient community and we have endured the uncertainty of a once in a lifetime global pandemic.

The last 18 months have been strenuous for adults and children alike – isolating us from each other and straining relationships.  WSMC offers an education that is more important than ever: providing students intellectual challenge, caring community and engaged artistic learning.

In a world of students and institutions struggling to “catch up”, WSMC students are right where they should be:

  • WSMC students suffered no learning loss.  Extra Educational Support is available to existing students and those joining our program, many of whom did miss a year of learning.

  • WSMC’s emotionally supportive environment welcomes a new Social Emotional Support Person for individual and small group meetings and Social Health Classes.

  • Social skill development during formative early childhood years is fostered by a warm and attentive Early Childhood Program.

While ongoing stamina is required, in the year ahead, we plan to more than endure – we will CELEBRATE OUR 50TH BIRTHDAY!

We all know that we are not quite “out of the woods,” and in reality, there will be always be another challenge to meet.  Since WSMC’s founding 49 years ago, great stamina and resilience has been needed.  Every year, a crew of talented, creative and resourceful teachers and staff show up, and every year, we are fortunate to be met by an equally dedicated and generous community.

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”  William Barclay

Donate today and share the Endurance Fund link with friends and family beyond our school community. Many donations of any size can add up to a solid fund to sustain our school.


The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is a non-profit based in Calpella and organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and as such all donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax Identification Number is 94-2358610.



There are so many small ways to contribute without even thinking about it.  Locally, these could be some options for you:

mightly nest.png
rite aid.png

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support but we would love for you to choose The Waldorf School of Mendocino County.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.




Nova Natural Toys & Crafts

The small Vermont based company has beautiful Waldorf inspired toys, games, crafts and more. Enter the code MENDOCINOWALDORF10 at check out and you will receive free standard shipping and WSMC receives 10% of the purchase price.



MightyNest is a unique Web site that provides you the ability to research, get advice and buy natural, organic and non-toxic products all in one place.  All of the products they sell are free from known toxic ingredients such as: BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Lead, Melamine, Formaldehyde, Flame retardants, Parabens and more.  MightyNest will donate up to 15% of every purchase to the school you support.


If you have a Target debit or credit Redcard register it at Each purchase earns 1% of your purchase amount.



Register your Rite Aid wellness+ rewards number and RXfundraising will automatically give funds to WSMC for 36 months on prescriptions and qualifying purchases when you shop at Rite Aid using your wellness+ rewards number.