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
  • Tour the School!

    Our monthly walk through the grades allows you to see our classes while in session. The tour is kindergarten through 8th grade and begins promptly at 8:30am. Please R.S.V.P. to Bill Roberson, Enrollment Director, at (209) 984-0454 or bill@sierrawaldorf.com to attend.

    Upcoming tours:
    April 9
    May 14

  • Now Enrolling Nursery & Kindergarten for 2014-15

    Space is limited for a small student/teacher ratio. Enrollment packets are available by mail. 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

  • May Day – May 3rd, 2014

    Our annual May Day is on May 3, 2014 at the SWS campus. It is an open event to the greater community. Come celebrate spring with us as each grade dances around the May Pole! There will be crafts for all ages, our famous Blue Iris Cafe and vendors. Free admission and parking. 10-4pm.
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