An Independent Waldorf School In Seattle

We are a Waldorf school based in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Bright Water School offers children an education that is joyful and purposeful. Visit our school to experience the Waldorf education in action; our website offers a glimpse at our school’s community and at Waldorf educational philosophy and methodology.

At Bright Water School we prepare children for the challenges of high school, college, and life in our complex world. Through a curriculum that addresses the needs of the mind, spirit, and body, we encourage students to develop into balanced and responsible individuals who think for themselves, share their sense of wonder about the world, and behave compassionately towards all living things.

We hope you will thoughtfully consider a Waldorf education at Bright Water School— we invite you to tour the campus or to call and speak with our Admissions Director, Jill Leahy. Reserve your space for campus tours by calling (206) 624-6176 or email us at

Mission Statement

The mission of Bright Water School is to provide a dynamic education for an ever-changing and complex world.  We provide students with a classic education and the significant social tools needed for them to navigate their future.

Students at Bright Water School are immersed in an environment that supports the whole child, educates by example, and uses physical movement and the arts to teach concepts.  Our students develop comprehensive academic skills and learn to apply them creatively.

“Waldorf education addresses the child as no other education does.” Arthur Zajonc, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Physics, Amherst College

Bright Water School welcomes, values and supports racial, religious, economic, and cultural diversity.  Our school seeks a diverse faculty and student body and is committed to having our school reflect the abundant and changing diversity of the United States.  We welcome, value and support single, dual or multiple parent households and LGBT parents, faculty and/or students.

Bright Water School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, color, nationality, sexual or ethnic origin in its admission, financial assistance, or educational policies.