Sacramento Waldorf School

Profile & University Acceptances

High School Profile
College & University Acceptances

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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.


Sacramento Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). SWS is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

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
Foreign 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*
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.)

College Board Scores (Mean SAT-NEW FORMAT-of 4 Yr. college bound students)
Evidence-base Reading & Writing (ERW) 615
Math 569
American College Testing (ACT)
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
English 26 27 28 28 32
Math 23 24 23 27 26
Reading 25 30 28 29 31
Science 23 21 24 26 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

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, Foreign 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 2017 class member was accepted.

University Acceptances
Alaska Pacific University Haverford College Stanford University
American Academy of Dramatic Arts *Hawaii Pacific University *Suffolk University
*American University Hobart & William Smith Colleges Syracuse University
American University of Paris *Hofstra University Temple University
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley *Humboldt State University *Texas Christian University
Art Institute of California Indiana University The New School (NY)
Bard College Ithaca College *Trinity College, CT
*Bates College Juniata College Tufts University
Beloit College Kalamazoo College Tulane University
Berklee College of Music Kenyon College *Union College
Boston University Knox College United Air Force Academy
Brigham Young University Lasell College United States International Language School
Brooks Institute *Lewis & Clark College *United States Naval Academy Prep. School
Brown University Linfield College University of Alabama
Bryn Mawr College Long Island Univ. Global Studies University of Arizona
Cal Lutheran University Loyola Marymount University University of Bath, England
California College of the Arts Macalester College University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) Marymount College *University of California, Davis
California Maritime Academy McGill University, Canada University of California, Irvine
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CalPoly) Mercer University University of California, Los Angeles
*California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (CalPoly) Middlebury College *University of California, Merced
*California State University, Channel Islands Mills College *University of California, Riverside
California State University, Chico Millsaps College University of California, San Diego
*California State University, East Bay Montana State University *University of California, Santa Barbara
*California State University, Long Beach Mount Holyoke College *University of California, Santa Cruz
California State University, Monterey Bay *Muhlenberg College University of Colorado, Denver
California State University, Northridge National Holistic Institute (SF) *University of Hawaii, Manoa
*California State University, Sacramento New York University (Tisch) *University of Idaho
Carleton College North Carolina School of the Arts *University of Illinois, Chicago
Carnegie-Mellon University North Carolina State, Fayetteville University of La Verne
Case Western Reserve University Northland College University of Minnesota – Actor Training Program
Catholic University Notre Dame de Namur University University of Nevada, Reno
*Chapman University *Oberlin College University of New Mexico
Chapman University Film School *Occidental College *University of Northern Colorado
*Cincinnati Conservatory of Music *Pace University *University of Oregon
Clark University Pacific University University of Pennsylvania
Cogswell Polytechnical College Parsons School for Design *University of Portland
*Colgate University Pitzer College *University of Puget Sound
College of the Holy Cross Pomona College University of Redlands
College of Wooster Prescott College University of Rochester
Colorado College *Reed College University of San Diego
Colorado State University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute *University of San Francisco
Columbia University Rhode Island School of Design University of Southern California
Concordia University, Irvine Rice University University of St. Andrews, Scotland
*Connecticut College Richmond University, London University of the Pacific
Cornell College (IA) *Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama University of Wyoming
Cornell University San Diego State University Ursinus College
Dennison University San Francisco Art Institute Vassar College
DePauw University *San Franscisco State University *Wake Forest University
Dominican University of Californina San Jose State University Washington State University
Earlham College *Santa Clara University Wentworth College
*Eckerd College *Sarah Lawrence College West Texas A & M University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical Savannah College of Art & Design Westminster College
*Eugene Lang-New School Seattle University Wheaton College
Evergreen State College *Skidmore College *Whitman College
*Fordham University Smith College Whittier College
Fort Lewis College Soka University of America Whitworth College
*Franklin University, Switzerland Sonoma State University  *Willamette University
George Washington University *Southern Oregon University
Gonzaga University Southwestern University
Green Mountain College St. John’s College
Grinnell College St. Mary’s College of CA
*Hampshire College *St. Olaf College