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Honolulu Waldorf School
School Name:
Honolulu Waldorf School
Street Address:
350 Ulua Street
Honolulu, HI 96821
Administrative Director:
Tim Spurrier
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Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
PreSchool thru 8th
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Admissions Contact:
Ms. Joyce McCarthy
Admissions Email:
10/23/2019 7:41 PM 06/30/2020
info@honoluluwaldorf.org School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

At the Honolulu Waldorf School we educate each child to find meaning, passion, and purpose in life and to contribute to the creation of a better world for all. Through a curriculum based on the developmental stages of the human being and on the integration of art and academics, our children learn to meet the world with clear and creative thinking, compassion and moral strength, and with the courage and freedom to act.

School Fast Facts:
  • Waldorf Education provides an internationally renowned classical curriculum that integrates core subjects with the Arts.
  • There are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and 1,700 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe.
  • On September 19, 2019, Waldorf Education around the world celebrated its Centennial!
  • The Honolulu Waldorf Early Childhood Program, Lower School, and Middle School are located in the heart of Niu Valley. 
  • The Waldorf Early Childhood Program is a haven where children grow and flourish, protected from the complex, often chaotic world. The early childhood years are a time of joy and exuberance, and the children’s social, emotional, creative, and physical development is supported through cheerful activity and positive example.
  • Waldorf education in the Lower School is noted for the depth and breadth of its curriculum, which follows the developmental stages of childhood and mirrors the inner transformation of the child from year to year.   
  •  In the Middle School the curriculum enhances students reasoning capacities in their developmental transition from active do-ers and explorers to critical thinkers with acute skills in reasoning, dialogue and synthesizing information from multiple sources to draw reasoned conclusions.
  • Waldorf education is multi-sensory and caters to multiple intelligences.
  • All Waldorf students begin taking two languages, Japanese and Spanish, in 1st grade. 

  •  All Waldorf students begin a musical instrument in grade 1.  In 3rd grade, they choose a strings instrument. 

  •  Hawaiiana education is provided to students in grades K-8 and focuses on Hawaiian culture, history, and hula.

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