Established in 1985, Olympia Waldorf School is a non-profit alternative school in the Waldorf tradition serving children and their families of the South Sound. Situated on several acres of field, garden, and woodland in rural East Olympia, our campus includes historic Prairie Hall, built in 1914, a modern Middle School building, and a charming Kinderhaus on wooded acreage. OWS is located just 15 minutes from downtown Olympia. Olympia Waldorf School is Washington state certified, and received accreditation from the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America in January 2012.
Olympia Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, economic status, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender in the administration of its admission and academic policies.
"Waldorf Education addresses the child as no other education does. Learning, whether in chemistry, mathematics, history or geography, is imbued with life and so with joy, which is the only true basis for later study. The textures and colors of nature, the accomplishments and struggles of humankind fill the Waldorf students' imaginations and the pages of their beautiful books. Education grows into a union with life that serves them for decades.
By the time they reach us at the college and university level, these students are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. Such students possess the eye of the discoverer, and the compassionate heart of the reformer which, when joined to a task, can change the planet."
—Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Physics, Amherst College