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Alabama Waldorf School History

Our Guiding Principles

Drawing inspiration from the insights and teachings of Rudolf Steiner,  Waldorf Education is built upon seven foundational principles.

The Inception of Waldorf Education

Rudolph Steiner's first Waldorf School Class was held in 1919. It was the catalyst that ignited an educational paradigm shift around the world.

Our History

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 day care to a flourishing school with its own 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 Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN).

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