In 1983, a group of Birmingham parents began discussing their children's education and their desire for a well-rounded and creative educational experience. By 1985, regular meetings of about 15 families and educators were being held at the home of Delbert and Robert Long (UAB Department of Education) to discuss focus, intentions, and plans for a new school. This school would become, what is now, Alabama Waldorf School.
Alabama Waldorf School began as The Redmont School in the Waldorf Tradition and was initiated by a small group of Birmingham-area parents who desired a more well-rounded and creative educational experience for their young children than what was readily available in 1987. It has grown from a basement daycare to a flourishing school with its 4-acre campus.
Multi-age programs in Nursery, Kindergarten, and Grades culminate to prepare students to enter high school with compassion, confidence and an academic foundation permeated with joy. Our graduates continue their education in competitive public and private high schools and then beyond in their chosen universities.
From its inception, the school has developed because of the knowledge, dedication, and hard work of the school’s founders, supporters, parents, and educators. The school was accredited in November 2015 by the Southeastern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and in March 2016 by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). AWS is also accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN).