Born of a desire among the students and families of the Waldorf School in Lexington to continue their Waldorf education beyond eighth grade, our school was founded in 1996. Graduating our first class in 2000, we quickly outgrew our original home and relocated in 2004 from Lexington to Belmont to a building able to accomodate a planned enrollment of 100 students. Now incorporated independently from the elementary school, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay is governed by a faculty Collegium and a board of trustees.
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay is a member of the growing community of more than 800 Waldorf schools worldwide that share a common philosophy and approach. Eighty years ago, the method and philosophy of Waldorf education was formed in Stuttgart, Germany. Emil Molt, director of the Waldorf Astoria Company, asked Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist and philosopher, to found a school committed to academic excellence, artistic expression, practical skills, and the healthy emotional and spiritual development of children.
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, and the National Council for Private School Accreditation and is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of New England and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay operates in a non-discriminatory way, without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national or ethnic origin.
Admission is open to all qualified students based upon review of academic transcripts, personal interviews, and faculty recommendations.