For over twenty years Tucson Waldorf School has served parents and their children from their newborn years through Grade 8 with an education that delivers academic excellence and joy in learning. We offer an outstanding classical education, presented with excellence and an ethic of beauty, while at the same time nurturing family life, and fostering social and environmental awareness. Everything we do at Tucson Waldorf School is in support of the wonderful children who learn and thrive here.
Every child receives an education with presented with beauty, breadth and depth that responds to the developmental stages of students as they grow from their early childhood and preschool years into teenagers.
As Arizona’s only independent Waldorf School, and a developing member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), we are uniquely positioned to deliver the Waldorf curriculum at its highest and intended standard. (Read more in our programs section.)
Our Presidio campus houses the Early Childhood programs through Grade 2, and nearby, our River Bend Campus is for Grades 3 through 8. Our Board of Trustees has completed a strategic plan providing a vision that the entire school will migrate to our River Bend Campus within three years.
River Bend Campus
Our River Bend campus is a natural bounty in the desert, situated in the heart of the Finger Rock Watershed of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Our students enjoy an expansive and secure 10-acre campus located in the Binghampton Historic District – an educational, farming and cultural corridor in the heart of Tucson. Manicured playing fields, shaded play areas, a biodynamic garden, playgrounds, archery range as well as our treasured goat pen and chicken coop provide the children with the fresh air and space they need to thrive in childhood.
Our campus also serves as an excellent outdoor classroom, which is especially important with our onsite partners, River Road Gardens, which provides our students with a hands-on gardening curriculum and an opportunity for families to reap those rewards with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership for weekly vegetables, goat cheese and fresh-baked bread.
Our students also have numerous opportunities to explore locally on weekly foot excursions with their teachers to surrounding areas such as Native Seeds SEARCH, important historic landmarks and after school to the JCC.
Tucson Waldorf School Culture
The community of Tucson Waldorf School is wonderful! The school fosters a vibrant culture rich in diverse ethnicities, religions, and economic backgrounds. There is tremendous active life within our community in the many campus-wide celebrations, festivals, field trips, and also parent education events such as our Treasuring Childhood Film & Lecture series. It is through these events that we gather to discuss the values that are an underpinning of Waldorf education and an outreach to the greater-Tucson community.
Our community grows close in familiarity and warm relationships — where every parent, teacher, and administrative staff member at Tucson Waldorf School participates in the unfolding capabilities of the students and the promise they show for the future as these children grow together.
Our Graduates and Alumni
Upon graduation, our students eagerly take to high school with a strong love of learning. Our graduates attend a wide range of high schools including University High School (UHS), BASIS High School, Salpointe, Tucson High, Catalina Foothills, and other public and private schools throughout Tucson and Oro Valley.
Our approach at Tucson Waldorf School awakens in each student a sense of curiosity that lasts a lifetime. Our graduates are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world and to participate as thoughtful, resourceful, and confident young men and women.