The Detroit Waldorf School (DWS) is an independent, tuition-based school serving Pre-K through 8th Grade students. DWS was established in 1967 in the heart of Detroit’s historic Indian Village. From our inception, we have been committed to creating an educational community in which children from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds can play, work and learn together in harmony.
While our city is one of the most segregated communities in America, the Detroit Waldorf School attracts a racially balanced student body comprised of families from the city and suburbs. We are among the most diverse schools in Michigan and recognized nationally as a model urban Waldorf school.
A Waldorf education offers a rich academic and artistic curriculum for all grades, including science, mathematics, language arts, literature, history, geography, fine and practical arts, two foreign languages, music, and physical education.
DWS is fully accredited by ISACS (Independent Schools of the Central States) and by AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America). The depth of the curriculum, diversity and sense of community students experience at Detroit Waldorf School provide the finest private school education in Detroit.