Waldorf Early Childhood through Grade 5

in a convenient location near 395 and King Street in Alexandria, VA

The only accredited Waldorf school in Northern Virginia.

Cultivating Leadership at All Ages

Happy children are confident children, and confident individuals know how to lead.  Learn more


We are passionate about Waldorf Education at PCWS. What does that mean for you? That your child will love coming to school. Learn more

Outdoor Education

At PCWS, children of all ages spend abundant time outdoors every day. We believe in teaching a respect for nature and a respect for our place in the natural world. Learn more

"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility--these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education."

~ Rudolf Steiner


A Waldorf Education is...


Healthy rhythm and boundaries combine with free play to let your child's imagination soar.


Children work together at all age levels to develop healthy social skills and a capacity for trust.


The feel of natural fibers and wooden toys, the sound of joyful song, and the smell of freshly-baked bread and other hearty snacks make our school a home away from home. 


Even the youngest of our students are involved in preparing snacks and taking care of their classroom space, building a sense of responsibility that lasts a lifetime.


We encourage healthy risk-taking and exploration in appropriate ways at every age level.


Our curriculum offers hands-on learning opportunities throughout the years, with early childhood programs that focus on play and elementary programs that introduce academics but also stimulate the imagination. 

"PCWS is a hidden gem in Northern Virginia."

~ PCWS Parent

Waldorf 100

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

~ W.B. Yeats