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Our Vision

We envision a thriving intergenerational and diverse community of lifelong learners dedicated to fostering the ideals of Waldorf education with the intention of cultivating the intellectual curiosity, moral consciousness, and physical well-being of our students, families, and the greater community.

Our Mission

Linden Waldorf School’s mission is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, cultivates a love of learning, and addresses the whole child through the head, hands, and heart. 

We Value

Waldorf education and participating in its evolution; building on the foundation of Rudolf Steiner’s insights into child development and actively working to keep the education relevant to our time and place. 

Education that is developmentally appropriate, addresses the whole child, is academically challenging and fosters a lifelong love of learning. 

A thriving community built on the ideals of peace, joy, cooperation, collegiality, financial responsibility, diversity, integrity and respect. 

A deep connection with nature that nurtures wonder and reverence for the world around us. We value bio-dynamic agriculture and other forms of environmental stewardship that create a sustainable path into the future. 

A welcoming learning environment where faculty and staff strive to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all the world’s people — transcending stereotypes, prejudices, and divisive barriers. 


Linden Waldorf School is part of a global community of Waldorf schools. With dual accreditation from the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American (AWSNA) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), we serve children from Early Childhood through the eighth grade on twelve verdant acres set in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.

Our teachers are dedicated to developing students' intellectual flexibility, independent judgment, and moral courage. Waldorf educators work with the conviction that childhood is sacred; that children learn naturally when the curriculum meets their developmental needs; that children's imaginations need to be nurtured and protected; and that students should be engaged through active, curious participation in their learning. This trained, experienced faculty emphasizes the importance of a children's ability to find joy in learning and to experience wonder and awe in the world around them.

Come see this dynamic education come alive! We offer virtual tours and, when as safe guidelines allow, on-campus Windows on Waldorf Tours. For admissions, contact Enrollment Coordinator Mari Beth Sartain at For general information, contact Outreach Coordinator Miriam Mimms at

Normal office hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At other times and during times of distance learning, staff may be contacted at 615.354.0270.

A Nashville School on a Global Stage


Nashville anthroposophy study group
meets to establish Waldorf Education

Early 1990s

Independent Waldorf preschool initiatives
organize in Nashville


Linden Corner School incorporates
as Tennessee nonprofit


1st Grade launches


Grades and Early Childhood programs
operate in West Meade


Kindergarten operates in East Nashville


Grades classes move to Green Hills


East Nashville Early Childhood program
joins Grades in Green Hills


First 8th Grade graduates twelve students


School becomes Linden Waldorf School


100th graduate in the Class of 2015


Dual accreditation from AWSNA and SAIS


Waldorf education celebrates
its 100th anniversary






About Linden Waldorf School​

Serving Early Childhood through 8th Grades


About Linden 
Waldorf School​

LWS At a Glance

Year founded: 1997


Member, Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

Member, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN)

Member, Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

Non-sectarian, coeducational, 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Parent-Child, Early Childhood, Grades 1-8

Classroom Teacher-Student ratio: 1:8

Average Class Size: 18

Full or part-time faculty: 34

Percentage of students receiving tuition assistance in 2018-19: 23%

Every student in grades 1-8

plays a musical instrument.  

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