Alabama Waldorf School Profile
The mission of Alabama Waldorf School is to cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners who excel academically, socially, and civically.
AWS is a fully accredited private, non-profit 501(c)(3) Waldorf School serving students ages 18 months - 8th Grade, located on Crestwood Blvd in Birmingham, AL.
Number of Students: 134
Girls: 61 Boys: 73
Acceptance rate: 80%
Summer school offered: yes, for Nursery & Kindergarten students
Admission deadline: none/rolling, but must apply by July 15 in order to start school on the first day of fall semester.
Nursery - 14 (7:1 ratio)
Kindergarten - 21 (11:1 ratio)
Grades 1-8, varies from 11 - 22 students
Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
Diversity rate: 20%
Number of Faculty: 22
59% of faculty have been employed for 15 years or more
Dress code: casual, modest, comfortable. no media or commercial images, logos, or words.
Campus Size: 4 acres
Distance to downtown Birmingham: 4 miles
Financial Aid Grants Awarded: 43% of enrolled students on financial aid,
a total of about $402,000 per year. We offer financial aid for all 5-day programs.
The only Waldorf School in Alabama, AWS was founded in 1987 as The Redmont School in the Waldorf Tradition. The Grades program was implemented in 2000, and the name was changed to Alabama Waldorf School. We are part of a global grassroots organization with shared principles. Our school is governed by three local, unilateral bodies: the College of Teachers, the Family Association, and the Board of Trustees.
Our students, after completing their 8th-grade year, thrive in competitive public and
private high school programs and then beyond into their chosen universities. Our high-school-aged alumni currently attend Alabama School of Fine Arts, Altamont School, Homewood High School, Mountain Brook High School, Indian Springs School, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, and Shades Valley High School (Finance, Theater and Visual Arts Academies).
Our college-aged alumni have matriculated to Yale University, Auburn University, Montevallo, Sewanee, Vanderbilt, Appalachian State, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Warren Wilson College, University of Wyoming, and the London School of Economics.