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. Our first tour will be October 21. 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

  • 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 for more information.

  • Halloween Festival October 31!

    Join the festivities as the school is transformed with a garden of fairy tales, a hay maze, puppet shows and other surprises. We end the evening with a bon fire and music. This event is open to the public and there is a suggested donation of $5 per family. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.
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