STATISTICS FROM A 20 YEAR RESEARCH STUDY:
• After graduating from a Waldorf high school, attends college (94%)
• Majors in arts/humanities (47%) or sciences/math (42%) as an
• Graduates or is about to graduate from college (88%)
• Practices and values life-long learning (91%)
• Is self-reliant and highly values self-confidence (94%)
• Highly values verbal expression (93%) and critical thinking (92%)
• Expresses a high level of consciousness in making relationships
work—both at home and on the job
• Is highly satisfied in choice of occupation (89%)
• Highly values interpersonal relationships (96%)
• Highly values tolerance of other viewpoints (90%)
• At work cares most about ethical principles (82%) and values helping
Q: Where do Waldorf students go to college?
Approximately 94% of Waldorf students continue their studies in college, university or other post-secondary education programs. Some High School graduates take a gap year (a trend that has been growing in popularity in the U.S. and elsewhere), before enrolling in higher education and use that time for travel, volunteering with international service organizations and other life developing experiences.
Q: What career paths have Waldorf students taken?
The range of career paths for Waldorf graduates is as varied as the individual students themselves. Over the years, Waldorf schools have educated some of the world’s foremost leaders, thinkers and creative minds including Kenneth Chenault, former president and CEO of American Express, Kristen Nygaard, a computer scientist whose work is the basis for all modern programming languages, David E. Blackmer, inventor of the DBX noise reduction system and Benjamin Agost, 2006 Olympic silver medalist in ice dancing and 4-time U.S. National Champion. For more examples, review a large list of notable Waldorf graduates with brief profiles of their chosen professions.