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


Boulder, CO, April 16, 2024 — Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new high school building with a community gathering on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Located just west of Broadway in North Boulder (at its new address of 1100 Violet Ave.), this event marks a momentous occasion not only for the SMWS’s 40th Anniversary Year but also as a symbol of the exciting transformation along the North Broadway corridor.

North Boulder is experiencing a renaissance, with the unveiling of Shining Mountain Waldorf School’s new high school building as just one piece of a larger revitalization. Alongside the school’s expansion, the neighborhood welcomes a new Boulder Public Library, the recent reconstruction of North Broadway, and the forthcoming relocation of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. These developments underscore North Boulder’s emergence as a hub of cultural and educational enrichment.

IMAGES from the SMWS high school soft opening in early April

On Friday, May 10, Meg Gardner, High School Director, will open the doors of the new Shining Mountain Waldorf High School, inviting attendees to witness the culmination of years of vision, planning, and construction. The high school is currently offering a new, multi-year tuition incentive to attract more students to Shining Mountain Waldorf High School, making the school affordable for many more families. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the new state-of-the-art building, learn about the school’s unique educational philosophy, and connect with faculty and staff. Popsicles and snacks will be provided. SMWS welcomes current parents, students, alumni, and also extended community members from the neighborhood.

About Shining Mountain Waldorf School: Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is an independent pre-K through grade 12 independent school located in North Boulder. SMWS is an accredited member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Shining Mountain’s purpose is to unleash the capacities of young people to imagine and create a better world. Our mission is to cultivate intellectually curious students with a strong sense of self, compassion for others, and the tenacity to live to their fullest human potential. Admissions:

About Waldorf Education: Based on the education philosophy initiated by Rudolf Steiner in 1919, Waldorf education is a culturally rich, age-appropriate curriculum that educates the body, mind, and spirit of the child. Since the founding of the first school, Waldorf education has become a global independent school movement with more than 1,000 schools worldwide in over 60 countries.



Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Lauren Smith, School Director,

Christie Acton, Marketing Director, 

999 Violet Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80304



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