Mission

Our school is home to a vibrant community of teachers, students, and parents.

CWS is dedicated to the core principles of Waldorf education. With a history spanning more than 40 years, our school is vital to life, work, and creativity in the 21st century because we remain dedicated to an enduring goal: to inspire our children to be students, thinkers, and creators.

As a fully accredited college preparatory school, The Chicago Waldorf School is committed to an unparalleled level of sophistication in our curriculum. From the Early Childhood Program through our High School, the lessons unfold not merely in the children’s ears, but in their hearts and in their minds. As a result, our graduates are prepared to pursue a path defined by academic excellence, a global perspective, a social and environmental conscience, and well-earned confidence.

In an ever-demanding world, we are committed to give students a foundation from which they do not merely survive, but excel. While others experiment and conclude what we already know, Waldorf endures as one of the richest education methods in the world.

The Core Values of the Chicago Waldorf School are:

Excellence
Respect & Reverence
Wholeness & Self Reliance
Community