Diversity & Inclusivity


“A healthy social life is found

When, in the mirror of each human soul,

The whole community is living,

And when, in the community,

each human soul finds its reflection.”


Dr. Rudolf Steiner
Founder of the Waldorf school movement


Emerson Waldorf School recognizes that Diversity & Inclusivity are essential in providing an education that develops the full potential of each student who will meet the world with compassion, resilience, understanding, a deep sense of truth, and a feeling of personal responsibility. Diversity and Inclusivity in race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, as well cultural and racial sensitivity and competency, are critical to deepening the learning experience of our students and enriching our community. We welcome and encourage families of all backgrounds to join us in our efforts to build a school community that more accurately reflects the population of our local and national communities.

Furthermore, Emerson Waldorf School rejects any interpretation of anthroposophy that is used to justify racial and cultural bias.  

Our ongoing efforts to promote Diversity & Inclusivity include:

  • Diversity Scholarships – EWS offers privately-funded diversity scholarships and accepts government-funded Opportunity Scholarships

  • Recruiting, hiring, and retaining faculty and staff of color

  • Faculty, Staff & Community Professional Development

  • Adapting our physical environment, curriculum, teaching, student materials, and festival life to represent the diverse community we strive to be

  • Supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender fluid, and questioning youth