PWHS students spend four years immersed in a richly integrated academic, artistic, and social education. Guided by expert teachers, Waldorf high schoolers explore the sciences, arts, and humanities through experiential projects, language study and foreign exchange opportunities, and environmental and sustainability education.

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Open House

Join us virtually!

November 8, 2020 from 1-2:30pm Meet the teachers. Participate in sample classes. Hear a panel of alumni, current students and parents. Plenty of time for questions and answers!

Find out how our education meets the needs of today’s student.

Please RSVP: Admissions office


2020-21 Applications Now Available

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High School News

Beyond the Classroom: Distance Learning at PWS

Click through the photos and videos in the slideshow below for a glimpse of the PWS distance learning curriculum, and to catch up with our students and teachers beyond the classroom. A Glimpse into Distance Learning at Portland Waldorf School Making Sunflower Nursery...

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Earth Day: A Letter to the HS students

Dear students,  I am writing to send you warm greetings on Earth Day, 2020. This is the day when people around the world commemorate the beauty and wonder of our planet and its ecosystem, acknowledge the harms and challenges which humans pose to the planet, and pledge...

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Class of 2020: Our Athletes (Part 1)

The movement curriculum at PWHS is plentiful and diverse and one in which the active Class of 2020 has particularly shined. Over their four years of high school, 80% of the students played a traditional sport such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, cross...

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Class of 2020 – Early Admissions!

This spring, the class of 2020 begins to reflect on their time in high school while also looking ahead to the future. Some seniors identified their first-choice school early in fall. For Alden Baartz- Bowman, Kai Givens and Riley Layton, applying and committing to...

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Poetry Series: Why Home is Spelled W-A-L-D-O-R-F

In honor of National Poetry Month, we are happy to share poems written by parents, students, teachers, alumni, and other beloved community members. We thank them for celebrating with us. If you have a poem to share, please get in touch!   It’s all block crayons...

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Introducing the Class of 2020

Each year, we have the honor and the privilege to graduate a remarkable group of young adults into the world. It is a moment when we as teachers and we as a community have the opportunity to step back and appreciate these students for who they are as individuals as...

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