Sacramento Waldorf School

Profile & University Acceptances

High School Profile
College & University Acceptances

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 (SAT)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Verbal (CR) 595 582 639 603 570 595 648 628 633
Math 575 574 576 544 528 551 574 580 606
Writing 602 571 627 600 574 574 609 623 628
American College Testing (ACT)
2013 2014 2015 2016
English 26 27 28 28
Math 23 24 23 27
Reading 25 30 28 29
Science 23 21 24 26
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 and Spanish 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 2016 class member was accepted.

University Acceptances
Alaska Pacific University American Academy of Dramatic Arts *American University
American University of Paris Art Institute of CA Art Institute of Boston at Lesley
*Bard College Bates College Beloit College
Berklee College of Music Boston University Brigham Young University
Brooks Institute Brown University Bryn Mawr College
California College of the Arts California Institute of the Arts Cal Lutheran University
California State University *California Maritime Academy *Chico
Humboldt Long Beach Monterey Bay
Northridge Pomona (CalPoly) *Sacramento
*San Diego *San Jose *San Francisco
San Luis Obispo (CalPoly) *Sonoma Carleton College
Carnegie-Mellon University Case Western Reserve University *Catholic University
Chapman University Chapman University Film School Clark University
Cogswell Polytechnical College College of the Holy Cross College of Wooster
Colorado College Colorado State University Columbia University
*Concordia University, Irvine Connecticut College Cornell College (IA)
Cornell University Dennison University DePauw University
Dominican University of CA *Embry Riddle Aeronautical *Evergreen State College
*Fordham University *Earlham College Fort Lewis College
George Washington University *Gonzaga University 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
*Lasell College *Lewis & Clark College Linfield College
Long Island Univ. Global Studies Loyola Marymount University Macalester College
Marymount College McGill University, Canada *Mercer University
Middlebury College Mills College Millsaps College
*Montana 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 Northland College
Notre Dame de Namur University *Oberlin College *Occidental College
*Pace University Pacific University Parsons School for Design
Parsons School for Design Pitzer College Pomona College
Prescott College *Reed College *Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design *Richmond University, London Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University San Francisco Art Institute *Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art & Design *Seattle University
Skidmore College Smith College *Soka University of America
Stanford University St. Olaf College St. John’s College
*St. Mary’s College of CA Southwestern University Syracuse University
*Temple University Trinity College, CT Tufts University
Tulane University Ursinus College University of California(*Berkeley)
University of California(Davis) University of California(*Irvine) University of California(*Merced)
University of California(Riverside) University of California(*San Diego) University of California(*Santa Barbara)
University of California(*Santa Cruz) University of California(*Los Angeles) University of California(*University of Alabama)
University of Arizona University of Colorado, Denver *University of Hawaii, Manoa
*University of La Verne University of Nevada, Reno University of New Mexico
*University of Oregon *University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania
*University of Puget Sound *University of Redlands University of Rochester
U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. International Language School University of Bath, England
*University of Illinois, Chicago University of San Diego *University of San Francisco
*University of Southern California University of St. Andrews, Scotland University of Wyoming
Vassar College *Washington State University West Texas A & M University
Westminster College *Wentworth College Wheaton College
Whittier College *Whitman College Whitworth College
*Willamette University