Waikato Waldorf School

About Us


Waikato Waldorf School provides an engaging education that affirms children as individuals. The school’s principals are based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner.

“What every parent would wish as the best for his or her children, Waldorf education provides. The fullest development of intelligent imaginative, self-confident and caring persons is the aim of Waldorf education …”
Dr. D. Sloane, Prof of Education, Columbia University

In one convenient location we provide:

  • Waikato Waldorf School Primary and intermediate Years 1 to 8
  • Miro House a kindergarten for 3 to 6 year olds
  • Kowhai Childcare day-care for children 6 months to 5 years
  • Marigold & Lavender playcircles a great place for parents to connect while children play

A Rich and Engaging Curriculum

Waldorf primary school teachers aim to stay with their class through the primary years. An artistic approach is applied to all subjects: writing, reading and mathematics are introduced through pictures, stories and activity. Through art the curriculum works into the child’s life and the content is made living and interesting. Hand craft skills, music, dance, sport activities and gardening are an integral part of learning through doing. In the intermediate years, out of classroom activities provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves.

Parent Involvement

The Primary and Intermediate School encourages parent involvement. An exciting range of learning support, social, governance and fund-raising opportunities exist for interested parents.