Sierra Waldorf School was established in 1989 by a dedicated group of parents and teachers who sought a high quality learning environment for their children. After investigating various educational methods, they found Waldorf education to be relevant, effective, and time-proven, with over 92 years of successful application worldwide.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Program in a Waldorf school provides the young child with a warm, beautiful and loving home-like environment, which is protective and secure where things happen in a predictable, rythmical manner. The teacher engages in domestic, practical and artistic activities that the children can readily imitate (baking, painting, gardening, songs, and handcrafts.) Additionally, the teacher nurtures the children’s power of imagination through storytelling and free play.

Lower and Upper Grades

In the first eight grades of school, children are exposed to the main branches of human knowledge. During that time, they also form their sense of self and their attitude toward others and the world around them. In short, they lay the foundation for their future striving and development. It is the aim of Waldorf education to make their foundation resilient and broad.

3rd Grade Shelter Project

3rd Grade Shelter Project

The children participate in music, drama and a variety of other artistic activities, practice hands-on skills such as knitting, gardening and woodworking. They enjoy physical education in addition to solid academic subjects such as English, History, Geography, Mathematics, and the Sciences.

More about the school…

Nestled in the beautiful Rawhide Valley, Sierra Waldorf School offers classes from Preschool through eighth grade. In the center of the campus stands the historic 1875 Rawhide Schoolhouse, which is now used as a classroom and assembly hall. Our rural site, surrounded by ranch land and framed by Table Mountain.

The school is centrally located for both Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties. It is 10 minutes from East Sonora and less than 20 minutes from Angels Camp. Sonora, the county seat of Tuolumne County, is a 2 1/2 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and a 11/2 hour drive north of Yosemite National Park.

We welcome inquiries about our school and would be happy to arrange for you to visit our classrooms. We encourage you to join us at one of our festivals. We also schedule cultural events and lectures from time to time.Please call the school office if you would like more information, or if you wish to be added to our mailing list.

Sierra Waldorf School
19234 Rawhide Road, Jamestown CA 95327
(209) 984-0454

Sierra Waldorf School is a non-profit corporation which does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.

News & Updates
  • Walk Through the Grades

    Our monthly tours of the campus will begin at 8:30am from the office on the second Wednesday of the month. Future tours are February 11, March 11 and April 8. Tours include visits to each classroom while morning circle and main lessons are taking place. Please R.S.V.P. to Bill Roberson, our enrollment director at (209) 984-0454 or bill@sierrawaldorf.com.

  • Now Enrolling Nursery & Kindergarten!

    Sierra Waldorf School enrolls students throughout the school year. Space is limited for a small student/teacher ratio. Enrollment packets are available and school tours are the second Wednesday of the month or for an individual tour, call Bill Roberson, Enrollment Director at (209) 984-0454 or email at bill@sierrawaldorf.com for more information.

  • “A Night in Havana” Auction – March 14th

    Our annual auction will be on March 14th and we will celebrate by transforming the venue into 1950's Havana, Cuba! Come bid on amazing items, dance the night away to the Mario Flores Latin Jazz Band, and help us raise much needed funds for the school. The auction will be held at the Sonora Motherlode Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5pm, silent auction and dinner begin at 5:30pm. Tickets are $35 until March 6th.
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