Cardiff Steiner School is a non-selective, independent school in Cardiff for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Our small, caring and supportive school offers an inspiring and nurturing education based on the needs of the ‘whole child’ – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual.
We currently have provision for children aged 3 to 15 (age 3 to 14 by 1st September 2017) with the School growing with them, up to age 18 by 2020.
With the Steiner Waldorf curriculum, we draw on a 90-year-old teaching tradition – integrating arts and academics into a rich, balanced education that ignites a passion for learning. We focus not simply on the college your child will attend, but rather the person your child will become: a curious, compassionate, critical thinker ready to meet the challenges of our changing world. more>>
We welcome children of all abilities, faiths and backgrounds.
With over 1,000 Steiner Schools in 60 different countries, and 37 in the UK alone, Cardiff Steiner School is part of the largest and fastest-growing independent school system in the world.
From age 6 the children study a rich and balanced range of subjects including all recognised subjects of the national curriculum as well as those specific to the Steiner curriculum.
Steiner education uniquely meets the needs of each child at distinct stages of their development – cultivating self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers who can adapt to the challenging and changing circumstances of the 21st century.
By modelling and fostering cooperation and community, children develop a deep-sense of social-responsibility and connection with each other, the School and the world around them.
We have two mixed age kindergartens for 3 to 6 year olds, Lower School for children aged 6 to 14 years and our new Upper School for children age 14 to 18 years (now enrolling children who are 13 or 14 by 1st September 2017, with the School growing with them up to age 18 by 2020). We also run four Parent and Toddler groups for over 100 children aged 0 to 3 in local communities around Cardiff.
We are an Associate School of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship, the member association of all Steiner Schools in the UK, and are registered with the Welsh Government as an independent day school, inspected by Estyn.
Founded in 1997 by a dedicated group of parents who sought a child centred education for their children, we have grown and matured into the established school you see today. We opened our classes for children age 6 upwards in September 2012, building on the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful and thriving Kindergarten.
We are an English-medium school, though children experience Welsh through songs and stories.
Our holistic and organic approach promotes a healthy, ethical childhood – these are all ideas that remain with the children through to adult life. We try to be ethical in everything that we do from homemade organic snacks and recycling to ethical banking with the Co-op.
Cardiff Steiner School
Hawthorn Road West
Cardiff CF14 2FL