Our Alumni – High School and Beyond
“It [Waldorf education] encouraged me to always strive to become a better human being.” —Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg
Upon graduation, our students eagerly take to high school with a strong love of learning. We are very proud of our alumni, many of whom we have known for more than ten years when they graduate after their eighth grade year. Often we’re asked about how well Waldorf students transition into high school. Are they prepared socially? Are they prepared academically? As demonstrated in the ‘Why Waldorf’ film on our homepage, the answer is a bold “yes, and more!”
Tucson Waldorf School provides a robust liberal arts education along with skills for life including self-discipline, independence, intellectual acuity, and mastery of critical thinking. Our approach at Tucson Waldorf School awakens in each student a sense of curiosity that lasts a lifetime.
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. Alumni of Tucson Waldorf school are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world and to participate as thoughtful, resourceful, and confident young men and women.
Alumni in the News
Salpointe Catholic High School’s - and Tucson Waldorf School alumnus – Jimmy Gehrels has size, skill and a passion for the game of volleyball. All the 6-foot-5-inch senior outside hitter is missing is a state title. Headed to Pepperdine next fall, the four-year starter and three-time Lancer captain is arguably the best player head coach Amy Johnson has seen in her 13 years at the helm. “He’s a program changer,” Johnson said. “He’s a leader on and off the court. He’s that kid that every coach wants to coach.” The Star recently sat down with Gehrels to find out more about him. Read the article here.