Details overview

Hours 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Lisa Grupe, Ph.D.
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Waldorf

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Russian
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Russian
Spanish

Support

10
Facilities
including: Kitchen
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 2 years old

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 64% 58%
Black 18% 34%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Boys sports (misc.) Cooperative Games, Circus Arts
Girls sports (misc.) Cooperative Games, Circus Arts
Clubs Student newspaper
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:15 AM
After school end time 5:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Alabama School of Fine Arts
  Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
  Altamont School

Awards

Academic award Best Private School in Birmingham
Year received 2012
Academic award Best Private School in Birmingham
Year received 2011
Academic award Best Preschool in Birmingham
Year received 2011

Teachers

5
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Art teacher
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
World languages spoken by staff Russian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Alabama Environmental Council
  Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Enrollment

Learn more Http://alabamawaldorf.org/admissions
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Tuition range (low) $1000
Tuition range (high) $11000
For the year 2014-2015
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 30
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 22
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012