Who We Are
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay is a close-knit, diverse community that values and supports each student as a unique individual. We provide an innovative learning experience that inspires students to reach their full potential through a hands-on, deeply intellectual, and arts-infused curriculum. Students thrive from regular excursions in both nature and urban Boston.
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.
At the heart of WHS, are the collaborative relationships forged between students and faculty focused on critical and creative thinking. The Waldorf model encourages student learning through a variety of multisensory approaches, both in the classroom and in the real world. Access to knowledge through art, music, and travel in addition to engaging, traditional academic studies and analytical discussions, provide students with an unlimited canvas on which to sketch their identities and envision their futures. Along with a rigorous curriculum, students are given the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities such as internships, foreign exchange, student governance, Model UN, sports, music, and drama.
We prepare students for lives of curiosity, creativity, compassion, and courage. WHS alumni attend competitive four-year colleges, with students being accepted into 200+ different colleges over the past ten years. Waldorf students graduate well prepared for further study and are enriched with lifelong friendships, unforgettable experiences, and a drive to impact the world around them.
We accept students throughout the academic year. Please call 617-489-6600 or submit an inquiry form for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
We believe that Waldorf education is uniquely suited to the journey of the adolescent. The task of teenagers is to discover their individual strengths, their unexpected passions, and their lifelong directions. Because learning at Waldorf always occurs on multiple levels--in the classroom and out in the world, with hands and eyes, through art, music, and travel as much as reading, writing, and discussion--our students have an unlimited canvas on which to sketch their identities and envision their futures.
The richness of our curriculum and the opportunity to learn with all our senses and abilities enable us to set higher goals. We strive for every student to develop clear thinking, strong will, and sensitivity. We support them as they find their place within their natural and social environment. At Waldorf High School, every day, every subject, and every teacher is dedicated to these goals
"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. The aim is solidly grounded in a comprehensive view of human development, in an intellectually and culturally rich curriculum, and in the presence of knowledgeable, caring human beings at every stage of the child's education."
- Douglas Sloan, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University