The First Waldorf School in North America
Lower School   15 East 79th Street  212 535.2130
Upper School   15 East 78th Street  212 879.1101

Our School

The Rudolf Steiner School occupies two mansions in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Our school is home to a vibrant community of teachers, students, and parents dedicated to the core principles of Waldorf education. With a history spanning more than nine decades, our school is vital to life, work, and creativity in the 21st century because we remain dedicated to an enduring goal: to inspire our children to be students, thinkers, creators.

As a fully accredited college preparatory school, the Rudolf Steiner School is committed to an unparalleled level of sophistication in our curriculum. From the Early Childhood Program all the way through our high school, the lessons unfold not merely in the children’s ears, but in their hearts and in their minds. As a result, our graduates are prepared to pursue a path defined by academic excellence, a global perspective, a social and environmental conscience, and well-earned confidence. In an ever-demanding world, we are steadfast in our commitment to giving children a foundation from which they do not merely survive, but excel.

While others experiment and conclude what we already know, Waldorf endures as one of the richest education methods in the world.