High School at Pasadena Waldorf

The Waldorf High School schedule is designed to ensure a healthy and enlivening balance of academic, artistic, physical and social activities. The day is divided into three parts: main lesson, skills, and artistic classes.

Main lesson comes first in the day, provides an intensive conceptual focus on one particular subject area, and runs for an hour and forty-five minutes daily over a four-week period.

Academic skills classes follow and provide the opportunity to practice the type of skills needed for working with the conceptual foundations laid in the main lessons.

The third part of the day is devoted to the fine, applied and performing arts, as well as physical education and social community-building activities.


Pasadena Waldorf School High School offers a college and life preparatory education that places the human being at the center of the learning experience. Dedicated to the understanding that a rigorous and challenging education does not have to be test-driven, the Waldorf High School provides students the opportunity to explore and master a wide range of subjects in a way that challenges thinking, enlivens feelings, and imparts purpose to life.

Waldorf High School students develop creative and independent thinking, genuine self-confidence, and the ability to work well with others. Waldorf graduates understand how to meet challenges creatively and proactively pursue goals, to act out of sound ethical judgments, and to cherish an abiding interest in learning, their community, and the world. A Waldorf High School education develops the creative capacities needed for success in college, relationships, work, and life.

“Colleges Love Our Graduates”

According to a national study of Waldorf graduates, 89% are highly satisfied in their choice of occupation. Those are impressive numbers, and PWS alumni are no exception. Waldorf students are highly sought after by institutions of higher learning. Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics at Amherst College loves having Waldorf students in his classroom: “By the time they reach us at the college and university level, these students are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. Such students possess the eye of the discoverer, and the compassionate heart of the reformer which, when joined to a task, can change the planet.”

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Pasadena Waldorf School, 536 E. Mendocino St., Altadena, (626) 204-0786 or visit www.pasadenawaldorf.org.







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