Educational Approach

At Camellia Waldorf School, our goal is to enable each child’s potential to unfold by developing creative, imaginative capacities and skills while building a strong academic foundation in math, language arts, science, geography and history.
We teach the following core competencies and capacities as a part of our local and global curriculum:

  1. Critical thinking and problem solving. We want our children to ask questions and think flexibly for themselves. 
  2. Curiosity and imagination. We want our children to be inquisitive, creative and engaged.
  3. Collaboration. We want our children to cooperate with each other.
  4. Agility and adaptability. We want our children to learn how to learn in order to keep up with a fast-moving environment.
  5. Initiative and Entrepreneurship. We want our children to be inspired to be doers and innovators. 
  6. Excellent oral and written communication. We want our children to be exceptional communicators in diverse situations in the knowledge economy.
  7. Analyzing information. We want our children to think for themselves, to think outside the box, and to find new solutions to new problems.
  8. Resiliency. We want our children to quickly learn new skills. We want our children to be prepared to meet their futures.
  9. Passion. We want our children to be inspired, to follow their passions and dreams.
  10. Leadership. We want our children to be leaders in their communities and careers.

We moved our high achieving child from a public magnet school to Camellia and couldn’t be happier with our experience. Within just a month, he became so much more interested in learning. Because Camellia students test well on standardized testing, we are confident he will be able to move onto the high school of his choice.

Teaching Method:

We teach our children through how they learn; visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically – by seeing, hearing, and doing. We educate the whole child, the “head, heart, and hands,” to meet the intellectual, social and emotional, as well as physical development of each child.


The outcomes are that our students demonstrate are exceptional comprehension and critical thinking skills (IQ), strong emotional and social intelligence (EQ), and excellent practical and kinesthetic intelligence (PQ).


Students are assessed using the more rigorous portfolio assessment approach. We want parents to actually see how your child is progressing. In 8th grade, all students take the TerraNova Test, typically performing two to five years beyond their grade level. View our Academic Outcomes.  

Required subjects for all students at Camellia Waldorf School


Math, science, language arts, geography, history and Spanish.

Music and Arts:

Orchestra, reading music, choir, painting, and drawing.

Practical Crafts:

Woodworking, handwork, gardening, physical education, after-school sports, outdoor ed program, outings include: annual MS ski trip, annual sledding trip (for all community), hikes and bike rides (open to 4th-8th grade), Circus art as well as curriculum-based educational day trips and overnight field trips.

Call to schedule a private tour (916) 427-5022