Create. Explore. Inspire.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Offering Waldorf Education in the heart of an innovative city on a beautiful campus set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains

The new Shining Mountain High School is currently under construction and is expected to be finalized in the Spring of the 2023-2024 academic year. This achievement is a testament to the collaborative efforts of 40 years of families, faculty, professional staff, and community leaders dedicated to fostering Waldorf education in the Boulder community. This innovative facility paves the way for expanded educational opportunities to benefit our students now and in the future.

Our Programs


The Early Childhood Education program is a mixed age, play-based kindergarten where imagination and exploration create a foundation for learning in your child.


The Lower School curriculum takes your child from the early age of imagination and imitation to a rich immersion in world cultures, with academic learning embedded in an artistic context.


The Middle School curriculum builds on the foundation of strong academics and includes outdoor education experiences, community service opportunities, social/emotional learning, a practical arts program, and an inclusive athletics program where all are welcome to participate regardless of skill level.


The High School curriculum supports the development of students with their ability to move from absolute to abstract thought and reasoning. The high school pedagogy is aimed at helping each student to discover meaning and their own unique place in the world.

Our Purpose

Shining Mountain’s purpose is to unleash
the capacities of young people to imagine
and create a better world.

Our mission

Our mission is to cultivate intellectually
curious students who have a strong
sense of self, compassion for others, and
the tenacity to live to their fullest human

Discover Waldorf Education

Discover Waldorf Education

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is committed to offering a comprehensive education that caters to the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of our students. Our multi-disciplinary approach integrates science, art, mathematics, music, and outdoor education for a broad-based experience. If you are seeking a school that fosters authenticity, analytical and creative thinking, and a sense of community, take the first step and learn more about our school.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School Unveils New High School Campus in North Boulder: Grand Opening Event Friday, May 10, 2024