Continuing a tradition of over 36 years of Waldorf education in Southern Oregon, the Siskiyou School is a thriving community of learners with 185 students in grades 1-8, 140 families, and a staff of 25. Now in its 11th year, the school is an established, highly respected educational presence in the Rogue Valley, renowned for its comprehensive Waldorf program, its attention to the whole child, its recognition of the importance of the arts and play in elementary education and wholesome child development, its active and committed parent community, and the notable academic success of its 180 graduates over the last decade as they have transitioned to Ashland High School, St. Mary’s in Medford, and through their college years.
Our faculty, all trained teachers, many with both public school and Waldorf teaching backgrounds, use a variety of methods to assess student needs and support their progress to ensure that every child experiences success academically and is well supported emotionally and socially. As a private Waldorf school, the Siskiyou School is not required to tailor its program to the core standards set by the state or to administer standardized testing, a question we are frequently asked. Our objective is to nurture the potential and creativity of every child, school the imagination, and foster a lifelong love of learning in our students. We strive to prepare our children to meet the world with a caring heart, confidence in their own gifts, and a strong academic foundation, and as a school we are proud of our record of success in accomplishing these core goals.