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Corvallis Waldorf School

Private | PK-8 | 185 students

Our arts-infused academic curriculum and warm community.

 
 

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Posted December 5, 2013

After visiting the Corvallis Waldorf School, our decision to enroll our child was easy, despite the financial and logistical challenges. Few schools offer a robust curriculum that balances science and art and academics. Fewer schools are focused on whole child development. All dimensions of the human being are nurtured and each child is honored. At every level of the school, I see children thriving and eager to learn. Things are taught in a way that engages the children. The students are learning in a way that is meaningful to them. In the 7th grade when learning about physics, the students worked in teams to build Rube Goldberg machines, directly applying their knowledge of levers, wheel and axles, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges and screws. Project-based learning whose outcomes readily surpass the pedagogy of standardized testing. From the early childhood programs through to the 8th grade the students learn in ways that excite and inspire them.
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Posted June 14, 2010

It is a fantastic school for pre-school and kindergarten aged kids. From our experience, it is a place that nurtures in children caring for others, confidence in engaging with the world around them, and an excitement for learning. The teachers know each child as an individual and are able to adapt the teaching model to help each child flourish. There is great emphasis on imagination, listening to stories, and singing songs. The children learn how to care for themselves and their belongings, and how to make snacks for everyone to enjoy. And they spend lots of time outside on nature walks and on the playground, every day, rain or shine. There is a also great degree of diversity in the children that attend Corvallis Waldorf, each one of them bringing something special to the class. We'll write another review as our child moves up the grades.
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Posted April 13, 2010

This a a wonderful school where education is approached in a humanistic and developmentally appropriate manner. Children are cared for by their teachers and learn in an environment that is rich, supportive and dynamic. They actually learn HOW to learn and gain a love for learning that is rare to find in today's educational system.
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Posted April 7, 2010

My kids love to go to school! Their teachers are amazing and genuinely care about the success of the children that they teach. The math, history, language arts and spanish curriculum are woven together into a very rich learning experience for the children. My children are nurtured and feel safe. I have one child in high school and her teachers and principal love her because she's excited about learning, not just competing for a grade. Graduates of the Corvallis Waldorf School are a special and appreciated part of the greater Corvallis community.
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Posted February 22, 2010

My daughter loves going to school, and the after school care program. We like the diversity of families who send their kids to CWS, the sense of community, the arts-based curriculum, and small class sizes. As college professors, we see kids all the time who have been trained to do well in school but flounder when it comes to finding their place in the world. While other schools prepare children 'to compete', CWS prepares children to know themselves, develop deep relationships, and choose work that is fulfilling.
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Posted February 18, 2010

This is a great school. The children are engaged in their schoolwork and classroom. There is lots of individualized instruction. As my daughter said when she switched from public school in the fifth grade, Mom here they don't just tell about it, you actually do it!
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Posted March 6, 2007

it is not a place where your child will learn to compete. The chidren there are very calm, but on the other hand if your child is a high energy type 'A' personality - she/ he will not fit there.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 65%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 21%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AWSNA
Fax number
  • (541) 758-5091

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Waldorf
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
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Bullying policy
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Parent involvement
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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3855 U.S. 20
Corvallis, OR 97330
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Phone: (541) 758-4674

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