A Message from Our Head of School
January and February are our peak enrollment months, and we anticipate returning to pre-pandemic student enrollment for the 2024–25 school year. Many new students are visiting our campus, and we will host our final open house on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Word of mouth is the most common way people learn about the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh. We find that families are often drawn here because their children love their school experience, but they remain here as they grow to appreciate the benefits of a Waldorf education.
Sunbridge Institute, a Waldorf teacher training program, shares many of the benefits of a Waldorf education on their website. However, it is particularly compelling to hear parents speak of their own experience regarding what they see as the benefits.
Earlier this month, several WSP current and former parents volunteered as part of an alumni parent panel and shared first-hand accounts of how their children have transitioned to high school and beyond. They explained how Waldorf education prepared their children for these next chapters. Panelists were representative of a variety of independent and public schools in the area. Self-confidence, academic and social preparedness, and the capacity to enter new situations, were just some of the recurring themes parents shared about their children as a credit to their children’s experience at WSP.
In Waldorf education, we meet the children in an age appropriate way through our fully integrated curriculum with the teacher as the children’s guide. As a result of this journey, self-awareness, self knowledge, and self-confidence grow within the children. This foundation is among the greatest gifts of a Waldorf education.
We hope to see all of our current students re-enroll for next year!