Waldorf education provides a well-rounded foundation as our students move out and about into the world to attend diverse colleges and universities and to work in many different professions.  The Survey of Waldorf Graduates, conducted by David Mitchell and Douglas Gerwin, indicates that Waldorf Education is achieving the following in its graduates:

  • Multiple Intelligences and Cross Disciplinary Learners
  • Global Consciousness and Sustainability
  • Basis for Moral Navigation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • High Levels of Social Intelligence
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • High Levels of Emotional Intelligence
  • Thinkers Who Think Outside the Box

According to this recent study of Waldorf graduates:

  • 94% attended college or university
  • 47% chose humanities or arts as a major
  • 42% chose sciences or math as a major
  • 89% are highly satisfied in choice of occupation
  • 91% are active in life-long education
  • 92% placed a high value on critical thinking
  • 90% highly values tolerance of other viewpoints

Where Are Waldorf Students Accepted and Where Do They Go?

“The simple answer is, ‘everywhere.’ They go to schools from Amherst to Yale, from the University of Maine to the University of California at San Diego. They go to local community colleges and to elite Ivy League universities. Some go to design schools, music, visual and performing art schools.”

 Excerpt from “Life After Waldorf High School” by Abraham Entin, published by AWSNA

Where are AWS graduated accepted for college?

Smith College
Georgetown University
Oberlin College
Middlebury College
Williams College
Colorado College
Bates College
St Olaf College
Lawrence University
Earlham College
Whitman College
Bowdoin College
Knox College
St. Lawrence University
University of Alabama A&M
University of Puget Sound
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Seattle University
Gonzaga University
Portland State University
Alaska Pacific University
University of Oregon
Dartmouth College
University of Michigan – Bard-Smolny Music Performance
International People’s College (Denmark)
Youth Initiative Program (Sweden)
University of Uppsala (Sweden)
University of St Petersburg (Russia)
Hoch Schule fur Musik Hannover, Germany

Other Adventures:

National Outdoor Leadership School

Tall Ship American Sail Training Association

Avalanche Safety School

Scandinavian Folk School Year (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)

Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF)

Biosphere Paid Internship

Served on the Anchorage Folk Festival Board of Directors

Public Radio Internship in Rural Alaska

Renewable Energy Summit in Iceland

Rebuilt a small plane

Toured China, Australia, Central Europe with Anchorage Youth Symphony

Architecture Summer Internship

Wilderness First Responder Certification

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

Medical School

Charles W. Morgan, renovating last wooden whaling ship in the world


Your story is a part of our story.

Whether you were a student for two years or for eight years, your time at The Anchorage Waldorf School is part of a narrative of inspiration, excitement, excursions, challenges and life-long friendships. We want to reconnect with you, hear your stories, and begin a dialogue about the real meaning of education. Tell us where you are, where you’re going and how best to reach you. Email our office( and let us know.