Suncoast Waldorf School opened in 1998 in space rented from the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater. In 2006 the school purchased a building and tree-shaded property at 1857 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor. Now two classroom buildings house Parent/Child Playgroups, a nursery, two kindergartens and grades one through five.
For seven years prior to 1998, parents and teachers held playgroups, public lectures, workshops and festivals, all to educate the public about the little known, at the time, Waldorf education. Suncoast Waldorf Association formed as a non-profit corporation which later received its tax exempt status.
Families from across the United States and from other countries now find their way to Suncoast Waldorf School in their desire to continue Waldorf education for their children which has begun elsewhere. More and more families in the Tampa Bay area are discovering Waldorf education through the school’s website and are recognizing that this is the education they want for their children.
Suncoast Waldorf School, like virtually all Waldorf schools, is self-administered. Teachers and staff meet weekly to make decisions concerning the social, administrative, and educational life of the school. A Board of Trustees assumes fiduciary, policy and legal responsibility for the school.
Vision and Mission
Vision: The vision of Suncoast Waldorf School is to renew civilization through the sphere of education.
Mission: Suncoast Waldorf School is a community of teachers, staff, parents, and friends who honor childhood and value each stage of human development. Our goal is to educate the whole child to meet the world with grace, integrity and initiative through a balanced and comprehensive academic, artistic and practical curriculum.
Campus and Facilities
Suncoast Waldorf School’s campus is located on two live oak-shaded acres in Palm Harbor, FL. Our school’s main building houses the parent-child playgroup classes, mixed age kindergartens, grades one and two, administrative offices and our school store – The Gnome’s Nook. A second building on the property houses grades three through five.
Children in our Early Childhood center enjoy their own fenced play area while children in the grades play in our large and open ‘Meadow’ where they are free to explore, run, swing and tree climb.
Suncoast Waldorf School’s campus is centrally located in Pinellas County and is only minutes away from numerous parks, walking trails and some of the state’s most beautiful natural beaches, including Honeymoon Island State Park. Our community comes from throughout the county, St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, and some parents travel even greater distances to enable their children to attend the school.
Suncoast Waldorf School is a non-profit educational institution 501(c)3 that welcomes students of any religion, race, national or ethnic origin. Suncoast Waldorf School is affiliated with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). · RSS Feed · Log in