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Waldorf Alums

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!


Our Graduates & Alums

Professors who have taught Waldorf students across many academic disciplines and across a wide range of campuses—from State Universities to Ivy League—note that Waldorf graduates have the ability to integrate thinking; to assimilate information as opposed to memorizing isolated facts; to be flexible, creative and willing to take intellectual risks; and are leaders with high ethical and moral standards who take initiative and are passionate to reach their goals.  Waldorf graduates are highly sought after in higher education.

2020 Waldorf HS Graduates

Alum Spotlight

Waldorf Alum Connect

If you've ever attended a Waldorf/Steiner school, whether grade school or all the way through high school, check out Waldorf Alum Connect - a new community platform for Waldorf alums from across the continent and around the world! 

Connect with schoolmates, check out job opportunities, find mentors, build the greater Waldorf community web:  Find Your Tribe!


Alum Spotlight

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Into the World: How Waldorf Graduates Fare After High School

Waldorf graduates are compared to alum from other independent schools in terms of their educational and professional choices, thanks to a collaborative venture between Research Institute for Waldorf Education and the National Association of Independent Schools.

Alum Spotlight Campaign

The Waldorf Alum Connect continental networking platform has launched the Waldorf Alum Spotlight campaign celebrating Waldorf alums from across North America. Join us as we highlight their achievements, actions, creations and work.

Inspiring Alum Aids Fight Against COVID-19

Kim-Fredrik Schneider is a Sacramento Waldorf School alum and CEO of Abi Global Health. Kim and his partner Dr. Victor Vicens are making the company's health platform free to people worldwide to help in the fight against Coronavirus.