Chalkboards, not Whiteboards! EBWS students enjoy rare educational advantages: Writing with chalk on a blackboard. Approaching science and math through experience. Outdoor recess with trees to climb and grass underfoot. Two foreign languages Learning to hand-write. Knitting and handwork. Chores. Gardening. All in a bucolic setting …in short, getting to truly live their childhood

Now Accepting Applications for the

2016-17 School Year

The Waldorf curriculum offers a true and tested alternative education, especially suited to families who desire a strong intellectual and aesthetic foundation for their children, but who also wish to allow their children the opportunity to fully experience the joys of childhood without premature academic pressures. The East Bay Waldorf School can offer you and your children a community of teachers, parents, and students who strive to build creative lives that are filled with meaning.


EBWS prepares children for the future with its uniquely vibrant and wide-ranging education that blends the unconventional and the traditional, reconnects children with the world, and educates on a human scale.


EBWS is an independent, non-sectarian Waldorf school serving families from  Parent-Child through Grade 8, located on 11 awe-inspiring acres in El Sobrante and serving children and their families from Oakland, Berkeley, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, Richmond and the surrounding areas.

Where children thrive and relationships matter.