Student Excellence

Class of 2020 Profile

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High School Profile

Waldorf Education fosters a questioning and striving intellect, as well as a life-long love of learning. The Sacramento Waldorf School offers a rigorous academic and art infused curriculum designed to educate the entire human being; mind, body, and heart. Graduates consistently demonstrate a high level of active engagement and achievement in their post-secondary programs of study.

Graduation Requirements
English 4 years 40.0 credits
Mathematics 3 years 30.0 credits
U.S. History 1 year 10.0 credits
Government ½ year 5.0 credits
World History 1 ½ years 15.0 credits
Science 3 years 30.0 credits
World Language 2 years 20.0 credits
Arts/Crafts/Music 4 years 40.0 credits
P.E. 2 years 20.0 credits
Health and Safety   2.0 credits
Electives   45.0 credits
Total required credits   257.0 credits

These graduation requirements meet, and in many cases exceed, the entrance requirements of the University of California system, Ivy League colleges, and other selective schools. Students on modified programs may receive a diploma if minimum California state coursework requirements are met.

College Board Scores (Mean SAT of 4 Yr. college bound students, starting 2014)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017* 2018**
Verbal (CR) 595 582 639 603 570 595 648 628 633 633
Math 575 574 576 544 528 551 574 580 606 653
Writing 602 571 627 600 574 574 609 623 628 687

(*Students from the class of 2017 were split between the old SAT format and the new SAT format, with fewer representatives contributing to the old SAT score means.
**All students of the class of 2018 were in the new SAT format.)

College Board Scores (Mean SAT-NEW FORMAT-of 4 Yr. college bound students)
  2017 2018 2019
Evidence-base Reading & Writing (ERW) 615 655 643
Math 569 599 646
American College Testing (ACT)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
English 26 27 28 28 32 30 33
Math 23 24 23 27 26 25 26
Reading 25 30 28 29 31 29 32
Science 23 21 24 26 25 27 25
A* – Superior 4 points D – Below Average 1 point
B – Good 3 points F – Failure 0 point
C – Average 2 points H – Honors** 1 extra point
*A+ 4.3 grade points
**Honors German 4 offered senior year
**Honors Biology offered junior and senior years

Explanation of Credits

The Sacramento Waldorf School uses a mixed term schedule.  The Carnegie unit is used as a basis for the course credit assignments; 10 credits = 1 unit (year) of course work.  Credits are awarded as follows:

  • Main Lessons (intensive Blocks/various subjects): 5 (105 min) periods per week/3.3 credits per class
  • Quarter Courses (English, Art, Civics): 4 periods per week/ 2.5 credits per quarter
  • Semester Courses (Music, World Language, Math, US History, Electives): 5 credits per semester
  • Atypical Courses (Health, Computer Science, Seminars): 1-2 credits per class

College & University Acceptances

Institutions to which our graduates have been accepted over the past several years:
      *Indicates where a 2019 class member was accepted.
  Alaska Pacific University
  American Academy of Dram. Arts
  The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
 *American University
  American University of Paris
 *Arizona State University-4
  Art Institute of CA
  Art Institute of Boston at Lesley
 *Bard College
  Bates College
  Baylor University
 *Belmont University
 *Beloit College-2
  Berklee College of Music
 *Boise State University-2
  Boston College
  Boston University
  Brigham Young University
  Brown University
  Bryn Mawr College
 *California College of the Arts
  California Institute of the Arts
  Cal Lutheran University
 *California State University:
     California Maritime Academy
     Cal Poly (Pomona)
    *Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)-6
    *Channel Islands-3
    *East Bay-2
    *Long Beach-4
    *Monterey Bay-2
    *San Bernardino
    *San Diego-7
     San Jose
   *San Francisco-5
     San Marcos
     Carleton College
     Carnegie-Mellon University
     Case Western Reserve University
     Catholic University
    *Chapman University
     Chestnut Hill College
     Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
    *Clark University
     Cogswell Polytechnical College
     College of the Holy Cross
  Colgate University
  College of Wooster
  Colorado College
 *Colorado Film School
 *Colorado State University-2
  Columbia University
  Concordia University, Irvine
  Connecticut College
  Cornell College (IA)
  Cornell University
  Cornish College of the Arts
 *Dean College
  Dennison University
  DePauw University
 *Dominican University of CA-3
 *Drexel University
 *Duke University
  Earlham College
  Eastern Washington University
  Eckerd College
  Embry Riddle Aeronautical
  Emerson College
  Eugene Lang – New School
  Evergreen State College
 *Fordham University
  Fort Lewis College
  Franklin Pierce University
  Franklin University, Switzerland
 *George Fox University
  George Washington University
  Gonzaga University
 *Goucher College
  Green Mountain College
  Grinnell College
  Hampshire College
  Haverford College
  Hawaii Pacific University
  Hobart & William Smith Colleges
 *Hofstra University
  Indiana University
  Ithaca College
  Juniata College
  Kalamazoo College
 *Kenyon College
 *Knox College
 *Lafayette College
  Laguna College of Art & Design
  Lasell College
 *Lawrence University
 *Lewis & Clark College-4
 *Linfield College
  Long Island University Global Studies
  Loyola Marymount University
  Macalester College
 *Marymount Manhattan College
  McGill University, Canada
  Mercer University
  Michigan State University
  Middlebury College
  Mills College
  Millsaps College
 *Missouri State University
  Montana State University, Bozeman
 *Montclair State University
  Mount Holyoke College
  Muhlenberg College
  National Holistic Institute (SF)
  The New School (NY)
  New York University (Tisch)
  North Carolina School of the Arts
  North Carolina State, Fayetteville
 *Northern Arizona University
  Northern Michigan State University
  Northern Vermont University at:
  Northland College
  Notre Dame de Namur University
 *Oberlin College
 *Occidental College
 *Oregon Institute of Technology
 *Oregon State University-4
 *Otis College of Art & Design
 *Pace University
  Pacific University
 *Parsons School for Design
  Pennsylvania State University
  Pepperdine University
  Pitzer College
 *Point Park University
  Pomona College
 *Portland State University
 *Pratt Institute
  Prescott College
 *Purdue University-3
 *Reed College
 *Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  Rhode Island School of Design
  Richmond University, London
  Rice University
  Ringling College of Art & Design
 *Roosevelt University
  Royal Welsh Coll. Mus & Drama
 *Rutgers University-2
 *Saint Louis University
  San Francisco Art Institute
 *Santa Clara University-3
  Sarah Lawrence College
 *Savannah Coll of Art & Design
  Seattle Pacific University
 *Seattle University
 *Seton Hall University
  Simmons College
 *Skidmore College
  Smith College
  Soka University of America
 *Southern Oregon University-2
  Southwestern University
  Stanford University
  St. Olaf College
  St. John’s College
 *St. Mary’s College of CA-5
  St. Michael’s College
  Suffolk University
  SUNY at:
         New Paltz
 *Syracuse University
  Temple University
  Texas Christian University
  Trinity College, CT
  Trinity University
  Tufts University
  Tulane University
  Union College
  U.S. Air Force Academy
  U.S. International Language School
  U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School
  University of Alabama
 *University of Arizona-3
  University of Bath, England
 *University of California at:
         Los Angeles
         San Diego-6
       *Santa Barbara-3
       *Santa Cruz-8
 *University of Colorado at:
  University of Denver
 *University of Hawaii, Manoa
  University of Hawaii, West Oahu
  University of Idaho
  University of Illinois at:
  University of La Verne
 *University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 *University of Miami
 *University of Minnesota
  University of Nevada, Reno
 *University of New Mexico
  University of Northern Colorado
 *University of Oregon-7
 *University of the Pacific-2
  University of Pennsylvania
  University of Pittsburgh
 *University of Portland
 *University of Puget Sound-2
 *University of Redlands
  University of Rhode Island
 *University of Rochester
  Ursinus College
 *University of San Diego-2
 *University of San Francisco-3
  University of Southern California
  University of St. Andrews, Scotland
 *University of Vermont
  University of Virginia
 *University of Washington-3
  University of Wyoming
 *Vassar College
  Villanova University
  Wake Forest University
  Washington State University
  Western Washington University
  West Texas A & M University
  Westminster College
  Wentworth College
  Westmont College
  Wheaton College
 *Whitman College
 *Whittier College
 *Willamette University