Sacramento Waldorf School is a 501(c)3 non-profit pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade independent school supported by a threefold governance model consisting of a Board of Trustees, College of Teachers, and Administration. These three governing entities work collaboratively to support our unique and comprehensive Waldorf education. For more detailed information on our school’s governance structure, click here.
Founded in 1959, our school is fully accredited by WASC and AWSNA. The school’s Steering Committee supports timely decision-making and communications across the three governing entities. The Steering Committee serves as a central leadership team that includes representatives from the Administration, College of Teachers, and Board of Trustees.
The College of Teachers is a group of faculty and staff who consciously assume responsibility for the pedagogical and spiritual health of the School. Through active research and extensive study during weekly gatherings, the group seeks to uphold and apply the principles of Waldorf education, set forth by Rudolf Steiner, in every grade and academic endeavor throughout the Sacramento Waldorf School. The College is assisted in its work by two committees with the following designated responsibilities:
The Board of Trustees (BOT) is a volunteer group of twelve to sixteen members composed of current and past parents, faculty, alumni, and other interested community members. Additionally, the High School Student Council Presidents attend select Board meetings to give an update on student life or to bring any issues or concerns to the attention of Board members. The BOT, empowered by the school’s bylaws, is charged with legal and fiduciary responsibility for the school and administers the long-range business aspects of the Sacramento Waldorf School. The Board, supported by the work of several committees, develops strategic and long-range plans for finance, development, enrollment, buildings and grounds, and the Board itself.
The Parent Guild is run by parents who want to share their unique talents and have a positive impact at our school. Every parent at SWS is considered a member. We strive to keep all parents informed on school news and facilitate volunteering, champion new ideas, and help resolve issues.
The administrator and administrative staff oversee the daily operational aspects of the entire school, while also supporting the self-governance of our faculty. The whole school is supported by staff in LS/HS Administration, Admissions, Development, Facilities, Information Technology (IT), Business, Athletics, and Student Services.