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 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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