Worth every penny. Beyond being an amazing Waldorf school, Tamarack offers art, music, woodworking, movement, foreign language, diversity and a community of teachers, parents and staff who are involved and caring. My children love going to school, because Tamarack instills a love of learning.
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Posted by a parent on 10/01/12
Tamarack Waldorf School has brought our family so much happiness. We moved back to Milwaukee so that my three boys could attend this school. My eldest son, after one day in his new class, was jumping up and down for joy. He said he had never been happier, and it is true. I have never experienced him
... Read more so satisfied and content, day after day, as he comes home from school. His teacher is warm, friendly, funny, affectionate, clear and fair. We are so very happy to have found our home at Tamarack and in the community here. Thank you to both the teaching faculty and the administrative staff, who are just top-notch. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/25/12
We love Tamarack - not only for its wonderful Waldorf education, but for its caring and diverse community. As a parent of two children now in high school, I value how they were prepared to face the challenges of a rigorous college preparatory high school. Fall in love with the kindergartens and stay
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Posted by a parent on 06/02/12
I am an educator, however I am not employed at Tamarack. I have five grandchildren at Tamarack and not only am I impressed with the caring, conscientious, and devoted faculty and staff, but also with the overall Waldorf philosophy that is so evident in every classroom. I find that the children are
... Read more ready and waiting for each phase of development with a sense of awe and wonder and with an enthusiasm for learning. I cannot imagine my grandchildren at any other school. Tamarack's Cream City historical building is set in a beautiful and vibrant urban community. I highly encourage parents to consider visiting Tamarack Waldorf when looking for a school for their children. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/24/12
Tamarack is a strong Waldorf school with a fully integrated arts program, a commitment to diversity, and an active parent community. It prepares students well for the highest-regarded public and private high schools in the Milwaukee area. The students are taught the traditional academic subjects in a
... Read more unique way, one that draws out their own individual skills and cultivates an inquisitive approach to the world. Children are allowed to be children at Tamarack, and the pressures to compete or to fit a narrow idea of success are removed. Despite a curriculum that is not tailored to mainstream standardized testing goals, my own child has tested very well on exams. The parents are generally enthusiastic and engaged in the life of the school. The faculty are caring and talented, and the staff are dedicated and compassionate. It's a true community, with lots of different personalities, a lot of differences - period - but everyone there knows how special and wonderful Tamarack is and works hard to make the school a really good school. Words are cheap; if you get a chance to visit the school, you'll get it. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/29/12
We have withdrawn our children because they were not safe at school - in the school or on the playground.
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Posted by a parent on 02/02/12
Tamarack has the most complete curriculum in the Milwaukee area. Yes, they have an extended recess, but that is an important part of a child's developement. They also have foreign language, extensive math skills are taught, music, movement, and handwork(knitting and crochet), and the children create
... Read more their own text books, with guidence from the teacher, of course. But there is something more to Tamarack that you don't get at most of the schools around here. The children are taught tolerance for others. My daughter loves it. And so do I. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/19/11
This school has been perfect for our three children--an absolute treasure nestled in the city. We have waiting lists for every class for a very good reason!!
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Posted by a parent on 07/27/11
Very upsetting experience, minimal supervision at recess, violence is tolerated and the needs of bullying children seem to take priority. Though good things are present, ineptitude and disorganization lead to a "Lord of the Flies" type atmosphere. Very expensive and dissapointing experience.
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Posted by a parent on 05/12/11
After my eagerness to enroll my child in Tamarack for K4, I was very displeased with how things turned out. Supposedly my child had a temper tantrum problem, however the K4 teacher waited a month before telling me anything about the problem, even though she said it existed from the beginning. By that
... Read more point it was completely out of her control but she expected me, as a full-time working parent to commit to an on-call schedule and pick my child up whenever they called and said she'd gotten to be too much. Additionally, she placed labels on my child like "special-needs" and stated that she made "cerebal-palsy like movements" and was just completely out of control. I am 100% for working with teachers to do what is best for our children, but not ok with a teacher who is quick to label a child before she has even attempted to work with the parents. And that doesn't mean waiting a month before trying to do so. I am sure Tamarack is an excellent school for grades 1-8, and wish we could have continued, but our start was less than positive. Read less
Milwaukee schools — Tamarack Waldorf School is located at 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee WI 53202. 1150 E Brady St is in the Lower East Side neighborhood and 53202 ZIP code in Milwaukee, WI Tamarack Waldorf School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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