Welcome to the Ithaca Waldorf School

The Ithaca Waldorf School strives to develop free human beings by awakening in our students clarity of thought, warmth of heart, and strength of purpose. The academic, artistic, and practical lessons respect childhood, encourage healthy growth, and engage students in the living world.

Upcoming Events

Lantern Walk


6: Parent – Teacher Conferences, No School
9: All-School Community Sing, 2:30 pm
10: IWS Board Meeting
11: Veterans Day, No School
13: Community Sing/Show of Work
14: BookFest
21: Elves’ Holiday Faire, 11a – 3p
25 – 27: Thanksgiving Break, No School

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Our Story

Ithaca Waldorf PaintingThe Ithaca Waldorf School is a collective of families, teachers, alumni, and supporters dedicated to the principles of Waldorf education, and to maintaining a joyful and inspiring community experience for all. Our school life centers around our teachers’ commitment and their collaborative work, an active parent body, and a curriculum that awakens a love of learning in our children. We strive to discover creative and innovative ways to work and celebrate together, and to welcome the greater Ithaca area to join us.

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Welcome Photo
Special thanks to Kathy Morris and Michael Grace Martin as our photographers.

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