Age Requirements

Due to the age-appropriate developmental approach of our curriculum, students begin First Grade later than in non-Waldorf schools. We believe this provides the child with greater readiness for learning, both academically and socially throughout their education.

The minimum age cutoffs for each grade are listed below:

Nursery – 2 3/4 years by September
Kindergarten – 4 1/2 years by September 1
First – 6 years old by May 31
Second – 7 years old by May 31
Third – 8 years old by May 31
Fourth through Eighth – 9-13 year olds, respectively, though other variables may be taken into account to best serve each child
News & Updates
  • Walk Through the Grades

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

  • Now Enrolling for the 15/16 School Year!

    Sierra Waldorf School is now enrolling students for the 15/16 school year for parent & tot, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and grades. 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.

  • Rites of Spring Auction – Speakeasy Soiree! MARCH 5!

    Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year on March 5th, at the Motherlode Fairgrounds. The doors open at 5:30pm and we will dance until midnight! Come bid on lots of handcrafted items, trips and local treasures. Tickets are $40 until Feb. 26, $50 at the door. Marvelous martini's, cigar lounge and live music. Discretion is paramount, admittance by password!
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