Cedarwood Waldorf School

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Basic Information

Address: 3030 SW 2nd Ave Portland, OR
County: Multnomah
School District: Portland public schools
Phone Number: (503) 245-1477
President: Andrew Friedman
Principal: Sue Levine
School Type: Waldorf

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Additional Information

Accreditation: NWAIS; AWSNA
Founded: 1997
Organization Affiliation: Waldorf education
Ages/Grades: Pre-K - Grade 8
School Setting:

Located just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon, in the historic Lair Hill Neighborhood, Cedarwood Waldorf School's curriculum weaves together the arts, academics, and movement to bring learning to life. From pre-kindergarten through the completion of eighth grade, students are met with openness to possibility, given time to develop resiliency, and taught skills to turn challenges into opportunities.

School Schedule: 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
School days in Calendar Year: 167

At Cedarwood, the community chooses to connect differently. Students are asked to leave cell phones at home, and parents are encouraged to build face-to-face relationships -- whether it be at the coffee cart in the courtyard before and after school, in the community kitchen as rice and bean bowls are prepared for Hot Lunch Fridays, at monthly Parent Council meetings, or at a traditional back-to-school camping trip.

School Size: 260 enrolled students
Classroom Size: 21-30 students

$5,500 - $15,500

Financial Aid:



Cedarwood's curriculum is comprehensive and designed to educate the whole child, with lessons in math, science, language arts, history, geography, music, eurythmy, handwork, movement, and not one but two world languages, Spanish and Japanese. Art is not taught separately, but rather imbues students' understanding of every subject they encounter.

Cedarwood's pedagogy is forward-facing, reflective, and responsive to the demands and expectations of today's world while maintaining a core vision: to weave together the arts, academics, and movement with a reverence for the developing child.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Cyber Civics and typing are introduced in the middle school.

School Clubs:

GSA; Student Ambassadors

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Street parking; ADA accessible

Admissions Deadline: February 1 Priority Deadline
Mission Statement:

Cedarwood School brings Waldorf education to life and strives to instill a love for learning. With a reverence for the developing child, and in harmony with social, emotional, and cognitive health, Cedarwood's curriculum weaves together the arts, academics, and movement to nurture the wholistic well-being of each student.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Cedarwood's true purpose is to create a collaborative community that strives to learn how we as human beings can create a better world.