After many years of preparation and analysis, Shining Mountain Waldorf School’s plans for a redesigned campus and new high school are underway.

High School Campus Construction Timeline
  • Construction began in April 2023.
  • Installation of the geothermal wells started in Spring 2023.
  • Road construction improvements are underway.
  • High school building completion is expected Spring 2024.

Below is a drawing of our new campus from the site plan developed by our architectural firm Sopher Sparn Architects.

Things to Know About Construction
  • All construction team members will be parking onsite within the fenced-in construction area on the Shining Meadows.
  • Fransen Pittman Construction will have an onsite construction office (trailer).
  • Our site Superintendent from Fransen Pittman Construction is CJ Campbell. Any concerns about the project or site construction will be brought to his attention. 
  • Construction updates will be posted weekly on the New Campus Development webpage on Updates will also be shared in The Weekly newsletter and on our social media platforms.


Site/Construction Team Contact Information

As we are working on completing the high school project, we plan on starting construction of the Festival Hall addition and then the lower school campus in phases.

The SMWS Board of Trustees is very appreciative of all those who have worked tirelessly over many years to achieve this major milestone with Boulder County.


- Sarah Gillis, SMWS Class of 2012 and Sr. Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX

“I feel like one of the really important things that you get out of a Waldorf education is curiosity—curiosity to go and learn and explore what’s out there in the world. I fell into engineering and a path that I don’t think I would have anticipated, but having an arts background where you’re bringing creativity and imagination into problem-solving, there’s a really incredible synergy between those.”

- Sarah Gillis, SMWS Class of 2012 and Sr. Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX

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