Detroit Waldorf School

Offering PreK through 8th Grade

2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214

Oakland Steiner School

Offering PreK through 8th Grade

3976 South Livernois Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Offering PreK through 12th Grade on two campuses

Lower School

2775 Newport Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

High School

2230 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Email Director Sandra Greenstone


Waldorf Institute of Southeastern Michigan

1923 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104


For more information about Waldorf education
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Michigan Waldorf Alliance

A Waldorf education resource for the Great Lakes state

Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that integrates the arts and academics for children from preschool through twelfth grade. The contemporary, classical curriculum encourages the development of each child's lifelong love of learning. The developmental models and methods of Waldorf education were developed in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner.

The goal of Waldorf education is to enable students to realize their unique potential and prepare them to meet the changing world we live in. Waldorf graduates are known for their truthfulness, thoughtfulness and consideration.

There are currently three Waldorf schools in Michigan: Detroit Waldorf School (nursery-8th grade), Oakland Steiner School (nursery – 8th grade) and the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor (PreK – 12th grade).

The experiential teaching methods of the three schools integrate artistic and creative activities with scientific and intellectual study to create a balance between the sciences, humanities and arts. The curriculum includes two foreign languages, art, music, handwork, and physical education. Through the genius of play and rhythm of daily life, young children develop a strong foundation for academic learning and creative thinking. Joy and wonder abound in our beautiful and nurturing environment. As students progress through the elementary and middle grades, the curriculum continues to meet their developing consciousness with a broad-based cultural literary tradition and a hands-on approach to mathematics and the sciences. The uniquely integrated, academically rigorous curriculum develops Renaissance thinkers and prepares high school students for the changing world we live in.

Leading academic institutions recognize Waldorf students for their creative, critical thinking and individual initiative. Our graduates have placed well in a variety of public and private high schools and colleges.

Explore the world of difference Waldorf education can make. To learn more about Waldorf education, visit or call one of our schools for a tour.