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 1
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

  • Now Enrolling for the 16/17 School Year!

    Sierra Waldorf School is now enrolling students for the 16/17 school year for parent & tot, nursery, 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.

  • May Day – April 30

    Our May Day festival invites all to join us on April 30th, on campus, to ring in spring with music, children's crafts, craft vendors and wonderful dances by each class. The weaving of the May Pole will be the finale. Dine on delicious cuisine at our Blue Iris Cafe. Admission & parking is free and open to the greater community. 10:00am - 12:30pm Crafts, activities and vendors 10:30am - 11:30am Classroom open house 10:30am - 12:45pm Blue Iris Cafe 10:45am - 11:30am Music on the lower lawn 1pm- BELL RINGS! Gather around the Maypole 1:15pm Choir performance 1:30pm - 2:30 pm Maypole Dancing (performed by classes 1 -8)
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