Kimberton Waldorf School

Kimberton Waldorf School

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After Kimberton

At graduation, Kimberton Waldorf School students have an array of opportunities and choices before them. About 92 percent decide to pursue college immediately, most getting accepted to the colleges of their choice. The remaining eight percent take a “gap” year, traveling around the world and pursuing their college studies upon their return with one percent or less exploring a trade.

In addition, we are proud that, out of 1200 alumni, one is a Rhodes Scholar and seven are Fulbright Fellows, among many other distinctions.

Recently, 20 seniors who graduated were offered nearly $700,000 in scholarships and awards. Below is a list of the colleges and universities our students have attended:

Colleges & Universities Attended

Antioch College Marlboro College
Bard College Maryland Institute, College of Art
Barnard College Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Bates College Millersville University
Bennington College Moore College of Art
Bentley College Moravian College
Bloomsburg University Muhlenberg College
Boston University New York University (NYU) 
Brown University Northeastern University
Bryn Mawr College Oberlin College
Cambridge University Oxford University
Clark University Penn State University
Colby College Prescott College
College of the Atlantic Princeton University
College of Santa Fe Rhode Island Art Institute
Columbia University Rochester Institute of Technology
Cornell University St. Andrew’s, Scotland 
Curtis Institute of Music St. John’s College
Dartmouth University St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Deep Springs College Sarah Lawrence College
Delaware County Community College Savannah College of Art & Design
Dickinson College Skidmore College
Drew University Smith College
Drexel University Sonoma State College
Earlham College Stanford University
Eastman School of Music SUNY – Purchase
Eckerd College Swarthmore College
Elon University Temple University
Embry-Riddle University of Chicago
Evergreen State College  University of Cincinnati, Conservatory
Franklin & Marshall College University of Colorado
Franklin Pierce University University of Maine
Goucher College University of Massachusetts 
Green Mountain College University of Montana
Guilford College University of New Hampshire
Hampshire College University of Pennsylvania
Haverford College University of Pittsburgh
Hiram College University of Puget Sound
Indiana University of PA University of Tampa
Ithaca College University of Vermont
Juniata College Warren Wilson College
Kenyon College Wesleyan University
Landmark College West Chester University
Lebanon Valley College Westminster Choir College
Lehigh University Wheaton College (MA)
Lycoming College Yale University
Macalester College  

 

The future needs heroic thinkers. Here’s a glimpse at a few of ours:

“Kimberton helped me to develop a broad, holistic view of the world, including the ability to see and understand the connections between many parts of life. In both my studies and research at MIT, I was able to benefit from many of the principles I learned through Kimberton’s holistic approach to knowledge, exploring the connections among disciplines.”
~ Christiaan Adams ‘92
Resident Mapping Specialist, Google.org
BS Lehigh, Environmental Engineering
MS Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peace Corps

“Waldorf education opens the student to experiences and teaches the student to understand that he or she can go out and do practically anything in the world!”
~ Deshka Foster ’03
Stanford University, Fulbright Fellow
Applying to medical school 
Studying childhood malaria in Malaysia and Africa

“Children need to be active and use their hands at a young age. I think Waldorf education’s approach and philosophy are exactly how children should be taught.”
~ Jonathan Steckel ’96
Co-founder and Director of Chemistry, QD Vision, Inc.
Oberlin College, Chemistry and Theatre majors
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. program

“What is really valued at a school like Columbia is an interest to get to the heart of the matter, whether it be a political debate, geology, languages, literature, art history, or physics. And it is precisely this spark, this curiosity that blossomed at Kimberton. With the liberal arts curriculum and focus on understanding rather than simple memorizing, we were engaged in the ideas and problem solving – the abstract and the practical. In simplest terms, Kimberton gave me a chance to fall in love with the process of learning.” 
~Kathryn Minogue ’00 
Columbia University
Majoring in History and Architecture; and Art