The Charlottesville Waldorf School is an independent private school located in Albemarle County, Virginia, just outside the historic town of Charlottesville. Founded in 1982 by a group of parents and grandparents determined to bring a Waldorf education to Central Virginia, the school moved into its permanent, Charlottesville campus and LEED-certifed grade school in September 2007. The entire campus reflects CWS’ dedication to environmental awareness, from the dedicated green spaces to the holding ponds for storm water collection. Serving a vibrant student body, age 3 to Eighth Grade, CWS welcomes visitors. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

August 22
Campus Cleanup 
9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

2nd Grade Class Picnic

August 23
6th Grade Class Picnic

August 24
First day for Grade School - half day (12:30 dismissal)

Rose Ceremony
8:30 a.m.

New Parent Orientation
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CWS Library

August 25
Early Childhood Teas

  • Ms. Russ & Ms. Lim's Class: 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Ms. Stearns' Class: 8:30-9:45 a.m.
  • Ms. Stoessel's Class: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

August 26
First Day for Early Childhood

Coffee with Michael and Elizabeth
(& every following Wednesday)
8-9:30 a.m.
CWS Library

September 1
Early Childhood Back to School Night
Begins in Ms. Russ's classroom

September 3
Grades 1-4 Back To School Night

September 7
Labor Day-- No School

September 8
Grades 5-8 Back to School Night