Alabama Waldorf

Alabama Waldorf

Alabama Waldorf School is an award-winning, non-profit, private school serving 18 months old - 8th G AWS is fully accredited by AWSNA, SAIS and WECAN.

The mission of Alabama Waldorf School is to cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners that excel academically, socially, and civically. The only Waldorf School in Alabama, AWS serves more than 125 students in Morning Garden (Parent & Tot), Nursery, Kindergarten, and Grades (1-8) programs. The curriculum is developmentally attuned to the child's age with an overall gesture of protecting childhood.

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Alabama Waldorf School's Morning Garden program is for parents, caregivers, and their young children birth to 3 years old. This early childhood education program offers a bridge between the child’s early life at home and their first entry into school, and offers parents companionship and support. Visit for details dates, times, and to reserve your spot! 🦋

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 12/03/2023

Thank you to everyone who made our 36th Annual Holiday Faire a beautiful community experience! A special thank you to for contributing to our international buffet!🍴🧡

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 12/02/2023

We’re excited to have contactless payment options at Holiday Faire!


Dearest Friends 💗
This is not only our FAVORITE event of the year, but an amazing fundraiser for our school. Each friend, family member, and neighbor that purchases a ticket is supporting Alabama Waldorf School. For us, the school community, it is an opportunity to welcome you with homemade food, freshly baked goods, live music, local makers, activities for the children, and open arms. We invite you to experience the holiday magic and be a part of our community. We hope to see you Saturday—indoors and away from the cold and rain—for a heartwarming celebration where ALL ARE WELCOME💗


Thursday is the last day to get $10 off children’s activity tickets when you purchase a bundle! Tag a friend or neighbor you’re inviting to join in the Holiday Faire fun! ❄️ Learn more about Holiday Faire and purchase your tickets here:

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/29/2023

So what happens the week before Holiday Faire? The Elves make gifts 🎁 and decorate the school!🎄 The Holiday Fairy adorns her dress with flowers and the hall is filled with visions of baked goods and heartwarming meals. We’re preparing it all with great care for you! Come celebrate with us at Holiday Faire this Saturday! Learn more about Holiday Faire and purchase your tickets here!


Holiday Faire and all the fun things! ⛄️
Heartwarming food, live music, local makers, and children’s activities. Invite your friends and neighbors to join in the fun!

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/22/2023

There are a million beautiful reasons to purchase your Holiday Faire tickets today (like getting $10 off when you purchase a bundle of children’s activity tickets in advance)😉 There’s also live music with Taylor Hollingsworth and friends, drum circle with John Scalici Music, amazing homemade food, and games for children of all ages! Tickets at the link below!

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/18/2023

This year’s Holiday Faire Makers Market features 20+ amazing makers—including these talented local creatives on December 2nd! Link in profile to learn more about Holiday Faire!

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/17/2023

Outdoor play in the fall leaves.🍁 This morning our kindergartners reimagined piles of leaves as splashing water, ice cream held in buckets, and currency. (They’re also just extra fun to run in.😉)

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/16/2023

Needless to say, Holiday Faire will be overflowing with talent and creativity December 2nd! Here’s a sample of the artists you’ll see at the Holiday Faire Makers Market. Link in our profile for all the Holiday Faire details!

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/15/2023

Thank you for a beautiful day of learning and sharing your farm with us!


We welcome friends and neighbors to walk with our Alabama Waldorf School Community! Beautiful lanterns will light our way as we sing and walk into the colder and darker months through the trails at our school! Join us as we recognize the light in each other and break bread together. Some lanterns will be available to borrow, you may bring or make your own if you have one.🩵🌙

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 11/01/2023

This little guy came in to find some warmth on a chilly day! It’s safe say his green color became more vibrant once he found shelter from the cold 🥶 What are some other interesting facts about lizards and cool outdoor temps? 🦎

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/27/2023

It was a beautiful day at Alabama Waldorf School! Thank you to all of our volunteers, teachers, and special friends. An amazing day was had by all! A special thank you to our friends at Collier's Nursery for donating pansies & terracotta pots for our community activity today. We love you all!

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/26/2023

We’re giving away 2 kids snack passes and 10 activity tickets to one lucky winner for our BOO BASH! All you have to do to enter is write the word CRESTWOOD in the comments and tag a friend who might like to go with you! We’ll pick one winner at random this Saturday at 1pm. 👻 🎃

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/26/2023

It’s been a busy week over here! We’re preparing to honor some special friends with song, quality time, and community. It’s going to be A Grand Day! 🌸


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What do you think these little ones are discussing? We love the way they’re using their picnic table as a tiny fort! 🤗

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/19/2023

Knitting requires concentration and focus. Ms. Langford teaches more than handwork, she teaches our children the value of patience and persistence. This practice enhances their ability to stay attentive and engaged, crucial skills for all aspects of learning! 🧶


Math is a fun and interactive experience for our first and second graders! The primary content of our math curriculum is place value. This means learning and understanding the concept of “groups of 10” and that in a double digit number the first number represents the 10’s while the second number represents the 1’s.


Nature’s jungle gym 🌳 Tree climbing teaches children to make decisions independently and develop self-confidence. When climbing trees, children learn to use spatial awareness, planning, and strategic thinking to navigate a complex environment. And it’s just plain fun!


I bear within me peace;
Within myself I bear forces to make me strong.
With the warmth of these forces I shall be imbued.
With the power of my will
I shall be filled.
And then I shall feel
How peacefulness pours through all my being
As I strengthen myself
To find peace as strength within myself
Through steadfast inner striving.

- Rudolf Steiner


A big thank you to this crew! James, Baird, Brian, Chris, David, John, Jody, and Kenny
came out on this blustery day and finished our trail! 🍂 🪓 It’s ready for class trail adventures and Lantern Walk!


Curiosity and respect for the environment grow in our garden🌱 Through their little hands shoveling soil and caring for plants, the garden teaches them patience. Children observe the gradual growth of plants and gardening instills a sense of responsibility as they understand the importance of nurturing living things.


Ms. Andrea sews love into every stitch of this beautiful doll🧵🪡 Crafting dolls isn't simply a creative project for Ms. Andrea, it's a heartfelt gesture for her kindergarteners. She makes these precious dolls from simple and natural materials so her little ones have little companions to nurture. The dolls spark their imagination and nurture their tender spirits. Each one is a testament to Ms. Andrea’s dedication to fostering a nurturing environment for our children.🩵


These kindergarteners are *fishing* with leaves, sticks, and yarn on the playground! Outdoor open-ended play is important work for kindergarteners. When children engage in unstructured play, their creativity soars! Whether it's building forts with sticks, splashing in puddles, or fishing with leaves and yarn, these experiences are where children explore, imagine, and learn.

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/10/2023

Handwork transcends cultural boundaries, weaving a common thread among diverse communities worldwide. When we engage in knitting, for example, we honor age-old traditions passed down through generations in various cultures. Handwork teaches patience and helps children develop a deeper connection with their materials, the process, and the world around them. This fosters understanding and appreciation for different cultures and customs. Through the universal language of creativity, we are united with people from all walks of life.

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/06/2023

Sustainability is another way we practice deepening our connection with nature. A big thank you to Scott and Todd for helping us work *with* the earth that holds our campus! This week they removed an old tree and are giving it new life as a compost bin. 🌎♻️🌳


The changing seasons aren’t just a shift in weather, but a transformation that mirrors life’s cycles. Each season brings a unique curriculum that connects children deeply with nature. Autumn is here 🍁

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/03/2023

Our school’s corn crop had quite a journey this year! 🌽 It began with the planting of corn seeds, warmed by the sun and cared for by Ms. Downs and her gardening students. Throughout the summer, these seeds turned into multicolored ears! Students worked with Ms, Downs to harvest the corn—it had more lessons to teach us! Then, students gathered for Ms. Downs’ lessons of pollination and cycles of nature. Students shucked the corn and others took the kernels off the cob. On Friday, Ms. Downs made popcorn with our kernels! It was tasty, natural, and filled with warmth.

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 10/03/2023

More pictures of our Michaelmas celebration last Friday! The dragon is more than just a mythical creature; it's a symbol of challenges we face and the bravery within us. Ms. Bradley told this special tale of courage and valor, reminding our children (and grown-ups) that they too can conquer their fears and challenges. Ms. Hoppe led the grades in beautiful song!And this tasty Dragon Bread was made by Ms. Knox. 🐉 🗡️ ❤️

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 09/29/2023

Spotted near the playground: a Mexican silver spotted moth 🦋 This little lady looks like she just came out of her chrysalis!


Gerda is one of our longtime supporters, an artist, environmentalist, humanitarian, and a graduate of The Steiner school in New York. Pictured here, Gerda (once a kindergarten teacher as well) is having a chat with our kindergarten students during a recent visit.
Our love and appreciation for Gerda runs deep, as does her love for learning and Alabama Waldorf School students.

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 09/27/2023

Ms. Knox’s class learned about corn 🌽 from the inside out: the parts that have potential for growth and the outer shell that protects it. Removing the kernels from the cob, students observed the texture, the colors, the connection between the kernels and the cob. It wasn’t that long ago that this corn was growing in our garden!

Photos from Alabama Waldorf's post 09/26/2023

It’s the simple things.🍂 Hands in the mud. Gathering sticks, stones, and leaves. Making faces on the trees!


We should mention that this is much harder than it looks! Ms. Hoppe led faculty and staff through this song and movement last week and it was quite a feat for us!


These little gems are more than a sweet treat; they're a celebration of the Earth's bounty. Fig season is one of the sweetest seasons! 💚

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5901 Crestwood Boulevard
Birmingham, AL

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Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
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