The Waldorf School of Bend serves families with children from early childhood through ninth grade. An education at WSB follows established Waldorf curriculum, rich in the arts and humanities. Our community culture is rich in character, diverse religions and social beliefs, and economic backgrounds. Our shared values include social responsibility and self-awareness, kindness and compassion for humankind, and a strong reverence for the health of our environment. These values lay the foundation for our children to grow and learn.
We cultivate reverence for nature and an appreciation of beauty in our world. By creating a “spirit of place,” we provide an environment of peace and well-being in which learning can blossom and thrive.
Our Mission Statement:
The Waldorf School of Bend community forges an inspired path for modern learning and social renewal. From the insights of Rudolf Steiner, we cultivate academic excellence through our experiential curriculum rich in the arts, sciences and practical works. We honor each child’s unique spirit by building capacities of will, free thought, compassion and social responsibility. In this way, children develop with purpose to act as powerful world citizens.
The Waldorf School of Bend is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Oregon and a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, income, marital status or sexual orientation in the administration of our educational policies, admissions or Board membership policies, financial programs and other school-administrated programs.
Our Community Values
- We support the well-being and wholeness of children through a curriculum that appropriately meets the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual needs within each developmental stage of their growth.
- We uphold excellence in education by creating meaningful teacher-student relationships, and joyful, artistic teaching that supports learning through inspiration, imagination, and intuition.
- We strive to bring the healing force of social renewal to life through our daily actions of service to others, kindness and compassion for humankind and stewardship for the earth.
- We believe that education is a collaborative effort and we strive to further ourselves as faculty, staff, and parents to become exceptional role models for our children and to create an inclusive community.
Our School Verse:
This is our school,
May peace abide here,
May the rooms be full of contentment,
May love dwell here:
Love of one another, love of our school
And love of life itself.
Let us remember,
That as many hands build a house,
So many hearts build a school.