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:

Transitional Kindergarten – 2 3/4 years by September 1
Kindergarten – 4 1/2 years by September 30
First – 7 years old by May 31
Second – 8 years old by May 31
Third – 9 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
  • School Tours

    Individual tours can be scheduled with our enrollment director, Bill Roberson, at (209) 984-0454 or

  • Now Enrolling for the 18/19 School Year!

    Sierra Waldorf School has begun enrolling students for the 18/19 school year for parent & tot, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and grades. Enrollment packets are available and to set up an individual school tour, call Bill Roberson, Enrollment Director at (209) 984-0454 or email at for more information.

  • SWS 8th Grade Graduation – June 6, 6PM

    Join us on the upper lawn to celebrate our graduating 8th grade class of 2018! Graduation will begin at 6pm and there will be a reception to follow.
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