Pasadena Waldorf School

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209 E Mariposa St

Altadena, CA 91001

(626) 794-9564

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 240

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Pasadena Waldorf School

I have two children who attended Pasadena Waldorf School from K-8. I didn't know much about the school when I attended the first look-in, but liked the arts and music, and liked that the pedagogy addressed age appropriate learning methods. As a new parent I was amazed that everything I liked at the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/14

Pasadena Waldorf and Waldorf philosophy has been and continues to be the best fit for my 8 year old daughter, now in second grade. We have been at the school for 4 years, since Kindergarten. Waldorf kinder is 2 years. I have learned so much about the pedagogy,and how best humans learn ,by being at ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/19/14

I was highly disappointed with this school. I was seduced by the beautiful grounds healthy vegan snacks and gorgeous gift shop. But beyond the exterior I experienced an extraordinary rigidity. My daughter was told not to do yoga (unhealthy - do Steiner exercises instead) not to do family bed (encourages ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/14

My daughter has attended PWS since 3rd grade and is in 6th grade. I think Waldorf is extraordinary. Her class teacher loves and nurtures her students. They are family to her. This was clear to me when I visited before enrolling her in 3rd grade. The students had just put on a Greek play and ran up ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/14

After much research and experience, and two kids at PWS, our family has found that there is nothing like a Waldorf education and we believe that Pasadena Waldorf School is committed to providing the very best Waldorf education. By 8th grade, my older child had an incredible depth of knowledge about ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/13

While Waldorf education is something I believe in the Pasadena school is a place I cannot recommend in good conscience. My child went to the school from pre through 2nd grade. Everything was great until we got a specific teacher in 1st who was terrible. When our child was singled out for mistreatment ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/30/13

We were unaware that the Steiner model placed the needs of one needy child above the safety and education of the rest of the students. My child learned to fear school based on the behavior of a child who hit, pushed, and interfered with my child's work and play at school daily in the PRE-preK class. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/30/13

It was our experience that the Steiner model, while it might be adequate for Gr.K-1, showed its lack of relevance by Gr.2, and was clearly deleterious to our child's educational and emotional growth by Gr.4. PWS compounded those failings with stultifying teachers and a cliquey administration which refused ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/13

Pasadena Waldorf has been an incredible experience for not just our child, but our family. The focus on creativity, the arts, and mechanical skills has been very beneficial for our child. The teachers are caring and clearly want to be there, and all of the parents with whom we have interacted are very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/09/13

Our child is in the first freshman class at the new Pasadena Waldorf High School, and we are more than delighted with the quality of education she is receiving so far. All of the teachers appear to be highly qualified educators, who are very attuned to the developmental needs of adolescents. The students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/20/12

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Altadena schools — Pasadena Waldorf School is located at 209 E Mariposa St, Altadena CA 91001. 209 E Mariposa St is in the 91001 ZIP code in Altadena, CA Pasadena Waldorf School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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