Student Excellence

Class of 2021 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 post-secondary programs.

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 4 years 20.0 credits
Arts/Music 4 years 40.0 credits
P.E. 2 years 20.0 credits
Health/Safety   2.0 credits
Electives   45.0 credits
Total required credits   257.0 credits

These graduation requirements meet, and in most 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 2020 2021
Evidence-base Reading & Writing (ERW) 615 655 643 625 640
Math 569 599 646 624 650
American College Testing (ACT)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
English 26 27 28 28 32 30 33 28 NA
Math 23 24 23 27 26 25 26 25 NA
Reading 25 30 28 29 31 29 32 30 NA
Science 23 21 24 26 25 27 25 26 NA
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 offered
junior and senior years
**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): 5 credits per semester
  • Atypical Courses (Health, Computer Science, Seminars, PE): 1-2 credits per class

College & University Acceptances

*Indicates where a 2021 class member was accepted.

  Alaska Pacific University
 *Allegheny College
  American Academy of Dram. Arts
  The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
  American University
  American University of Paris
 *Arizona State University
  Art Institute of CA
 *Art Institute of Chicago
  Art Institute of Boston at Lesley
 *Bard College (Berlin)
  Bates College
  Baylor University
  Belmont University
  Beloit College
  Berklee College of Music
  Boise State University
  Boston College
 *Boston University
  Brandeis 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)
     Channel Islands
    *East Bay
     Long Beach
    *Monterey Bay
    *San Bernardino
     San Diego
    *San Jose
    *San Francisco
     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 Charleston
  College of Wooster
  Colorado College
  Colorado Film School
  Colorado State University
  Columbia University
  Concordia University, Irvine
 *Connecticut College
 *Cornell College (IA)
  Cornell University
  Cornish College of the Arts
  Dean College
  Dennison University
  DePauw University
  Dickinson College
 *Dominican University of CA
  Drew University
  Drexel University
  Duke University
  Earlham College
  Eastern Michigan University
  Eastern Washington University
 *Eckerd College
  Embry Riddle Aeronautical
 *Emerson College
  Emory University
  Eugene Lang – New School
  Evergreen State College
 *Florida Institute of Technology
  Fordham University
  Fort Lewis College
  Franklin Pierce University
  Franklin University, Switzerland
  George Fox University
  George Washington University
 *Georgia Institute of Technology
  Gettysburg College
 *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
 *John Cabot University (Rome)
  Juniata College
 *Kalamazoo College
 *Kenyon College
  Knox College
  Lafayette College
  Laguna College of Art & Design
  Lasell College
  Lawrence University
 *Lewis & Clark College
  Linfield College
  Long Island University Global Studies
  Loyola Marymount University
  Macalester College
  Marymount Manhattan College
 *Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  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
  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
  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
 *Reed College
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  Rhode Island School of Design
 *Rhodes College
  Richmond University, London
  Rice University
  Ringling College of Art & Design
  Roosevelt University
  Royal Welsh Coll. Mus & Drama
  Rutgers University
  Saint Louis University
  San Francisco Art Institute
 *Santa Clara University
  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
 *Southampton University (UK)
  Southwestern University
  Stanford University
 *St. Olaf College
  St. John’s College
  St. Mary’s College of CA
  St. Michael’s College
 *Suffolk University
  SUNY at:
         New Paltz
         University of Boston
  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
  University of Bath, England
 *University of British Colombia
  University of California at:
        *Los Angeles
        *San Diego
         Santa Barbara
        *Santa Cruz
  University of Colorado at:
 *University of Denver
 *University of Hawaii at
         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 Montana
  University of Nevada, Reno
  University of New Mexico
 *University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  University of Northern Colorado
 *University of Oregon
 *University of the Pacific
  University of Pennsylvania
  University of Pittsburgh
 *University of Portland
 *University of Puget Sound
  University of Redlands
  University of Rhode Island
  University of Rochester
  Ursinus College
 *University of San Diego
 *University of San Francisco
 *University of Silicon Valley (Cogswell)
  University of Southern California
 *University of South Carolina
 *University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  University of Vermont
 *University of Virginia
 *University of Washington
 *University of Wyoming
 *Vanderbilt University
  Vassar College
  Villanova University
  Wake Forest University
  Washington State University
  Wesleyan College
 *Western Washington University
  West Texas A & M University
  Westminster College
  Wentworth College
  Westmont College
  Wheaton College
 *Whitman College
  Whittier College
  Whitworth College
 *Willamette University
  Williams College