I have three kiddos attending Tidewater - ages 3, 5 & 7. Our experience has been so fantastic. The incredible toddler / pre-school and Kindergarten classes, small 'grades' class sizes, excellent teachers, and community of involved, like-minded parents mean our kids are getting lots of nurturing and are
... Read more developing a real love of learning. Can't recommend Tidewater enough! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/31/12
Tidewater is great little school which has it's priorities absolutely straight. It tries very hard, and succeeds, to create a very welcoming, intellectual and artistic environment for the children. It does so successfully with little financial means and a lot of participation by the parents. It is a
... Read more pity that the school does not have sufficient enrollment in the higher grades to offer classes all the way to grade 6. As the school grows, this will improve. Tidewater school offers all the best aspects of Waldorf education in an excellent little school with very dedicated teachers. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/10/08
Tidewater is a great school with so much to offer its students. The small class sizes allow the teachers to truly know each child in a deep and meaningful way. The Waldorf curriculum provides the academic material in a caring and nurturing environment. There have been fabulous improvements in the
... Read more governance and administration of the school. The board and faculty have made very responsible decisions that will benefit the school in the long run. The parent body is open and friendly and supportive. Tidewater is a great school for the whole family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/12/08
You will not find a more gentle and nurturing environment than at Tidewater. My daughter has been at the school for three years and has only received love and support from her teachers. She has learned real skills like how to make bread, soup, candles, garden, and most importantly, how to be a contributing
... Read more and loving member of a community. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/31/06
My children have been at Tidewater for five years and can not think of any other place where I would rather have my children. This is a pioneer school still in its infancy. The faculty is overly committed going the extra mile every day. A new administrator was hired last year and has done an outstanding
... Read more job. My suggestion is if you want a quality Waldorf education, check it out. Go to one of the Waldorf Welcomes that they run, you won t be sorry. See the classrooms and the children and make up your own mind. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/11/05
Our 3 children, ranging from early childhood to grade 5, have flourished at Tidewater School. Our family has appreciated the rich, hands on curriculum and the talented faculty that have drawn our children into the excitement of learning. In addition to valuable Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science
... Read more lessons, they have been introduced to Geography, Local History, Ancient History, Norse Mythology, Fairy Tales and Fables. Their educational experiences have been enriched by their participation in all-school events, music, art, drama, handwork, boat building and outdoor games including ice skating and cross country skiing. Tidewater is a growing community where parents can play an integral role in the quality of their children's education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/10/05
Tidewater needs an administrator and board who listen more and ask less. My son has been in the school for four years, and will not be attending for a fifth. The school's poor administration has created money issues which prevent it from fulfilling it's promises. This school has cut three grade teachers
... Read more and the entire sixth grade in the past year. Read less
*The resources listed are programs that the institution is staffed to support. Staffing for a program does not guarantee that it will be offered. This content is provided by the institution and may be incomplete. The institution may offer programs not listed here. Please contact the school directly for additional details.
AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer
Email Property Alerts
Your Privacy is Important to Us
We won't spam you. Nor will we give, sell, rent or otherwise make your email address available to third parties.
These reviews include feedback from parents, students, former students, administrators and other staff. This feedback
may help you further evaluate and compare schools, along with other information such as test scores, academic programs,
school resources, classroom and teacher ratios, etc. The reviews are provided by GreatSchools.
Ask a question about this school on Trulia Voices to learn more
about this school or district from residents and other local experts.
Test Score Ratings
Test score ratings are based on the most recent standardized test results reported by this state. These ratings may help
you compare similar schools in this district or area. For example, a rating of 8 indicates that, on average, students in
this school scored better than 70% of the students in the state on the same tests. We have indicated below which tests
were used in calculating these ratings. Other factors should be considered when comparing schools, including teacher
experience, academic programs, extracurricular activities, resources for special needs students, etc. These ratings are
not provided by the state Department of Education, which may have their own rating systems.