Who Attends UVWS
- Diversity: In keeping with the socially and culturally inclusive nature of Waldorf education, UVWS welcomes students, families, faculty and staff of all races, faiths, creeds, gender and sexual orientations. It is a fundamental goal of our education to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all of the world's people, transcending the stereotypes, prejudices, and divisive barriers of classification by sex, race, religion, and nationality.
- Economics: Approximately one-third of UVWS families receive financial assistance. UVWS is committed to making Waldorf education as accessible as possible for all who seek it. For this reason, we maintain a significant financial aid program.
- Gender: Although percentages vary within each class, overall the school maintains a balance between girls and boys. Currently, the gender ratio at UVWS is 57% girls and 43% boys.
- Geography: UVWS attracts families from across the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire and beyond. A sampling of representative towns in Vermont includes Barnard, Bethel, Bridgewater, Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, Perkinsville, Pomfret, Reading, South Royalton, Wilder, Windsor, and Woodstock. A sampling of representative towns in New Hampshire includes Cornish, Enfield, Etna, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme and Plainfield.
UVWS graduates are bright, creative and inquisitive young adults, achieving academic success in high school and college. Plus, Waldorf graduates are noted for their life skills, such as leadership, character and interpersonal relationships.
The school has graduated nine classes, representing more than 100 students. All have matriculated to high school and more than 95% have gone on to pursue higher education.
Personally, I think Waldorf education was one of the best things that ever happened to me. ...The seamless transition from day to day and year to year provided me with an opportunity to develop some amazing friendships, a good working relationship with [my class teacher] and the other teachers. ~Christian Brechbuhl ('06)