High School Mission Statement

Shining Mountain Waldorf High School guides adolescents on a journey of discovery to find their place in the world.

We educate individuals to realize capacities of lively independent thinking, artistically-cultivated feeling, and moral courage for responsible action.

We strive with adolescents to develop this full measure of human potential that allows for the recognition of one’s lifework and service to humanity.

At Shining Mountain Waldorf High School we recognize that adolescence is an important stage of human development. A profound transformation takes place, and powerful inner forces are unleashed. Young people consciously begin to forge their own identities and discover their own values. Vestiges of childhood fall away, and adulthood slowly comes to meet them. Ideals and aspirations arise in the young person, and the adolescent needs to have these ideals affirmed. Adolescents long for a sense of connection to the world and for meaningful relationships.


We, the faculty of Shining Mountain Waldorf High School, promise that if you fully engage in the curriculum and consciously practice our high school values, you will graduate with: your eyes opening to know your unique potential and your gifts; your heart warming to recognize the highest good in yourself and others; and your mind awakening to think flexibly, intuitively and morally to meet the needs of the world.


Community-minded, Human-centered, Inquisitive, Creative and Committed