2017 Graduates





Emerson Waldorf School graduated its first High School class in 2006. Since then, dozens of students have received degrees and ventured into the world to continue striving to make their impact, maturing into socially-conscious adults who use their curiosity and creativity to improve lives in their communities and around the globe.

Alumni Survey

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education, we are happy to begin a new phase of the Waldorf alumni research project last conducted in 2007. If you graduated from EWS between 1990 and 2017 we would like to hear from you. Please contact Therisa Pienaar for a link to the survey. 

Goals for this project:

1. Inform school communities how Waldorf high school graduates of the past 25 years are doing.

2. Inform us on aspects of our educational process that work well and aspects that may need a review and revision.

3. Publish a new version of “The Results of Waldorf Education” in time for the worldwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education during which we will be sharing survey results with school communities and others interested in education around the globe.

For questions, please contact Therisa Pienaar or Connie Stokes.

Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to participate!

EWS Connect


connecting ews alumni

Whether you attended Emerson Waldorf School for one year or twelve, you're family! Alumni Students, Parents, Caregivers, Faculty, Staff and Trustees are welcome to join EWS Connect to move their careers forward and give back to our community!




Find and reminisce with fellow graduates, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.


Give back

Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to our graduating students.



Leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know



Advance your career through inside connections working in top companies.



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Waldorf Graduates in the World

How successful are Waldorf school graduates in higher education and beyond?   

A Research Bulletin entitled Standing Out Without Standing Alone: Profile of Waldorf School Graduates encapsulates the results of the comprehensive Survey of Waldorf Graduates, Phase II.  

The survey describes what Waldorf school graduates most love to study, which professions they select, what they think of their Waldorf education, and what they value as adults.

The survey suggests that a majority of Waldorf school graduates share the following characteristics:

  • They value the opportunity to think for themselves and to translate their new ideas into practice
  • They practice life-long learning and have a highly developed sense for aesthetics.
  • They value lasting human relationships.
  • They seek out opportunities to be of help to other people.
  • They sense that they are guided by an inner moral compass that helps them navigate the trials and challenges of their professional and private lives.
  • They carry high ethical principles into their chosen professions.

 If you know a Waldorf graduate, chances are you’ve noticed these characteristics!