About Bright Water School

Bright Water School was founded in 1998 to answer the need for greater access to Waldorf education in Seattle. Through our variety of programs, we have a student body of approximately 195 students.

We offer the following programs:

  • A Parent and Child class for toddlers and their parents
  • Two Preschool classes, which provide both full and half-day options
  • Two full-sized and full-day Kindergartens with optional half-day pick-up
  • A Grade School serving grades one through eight

Bright Water School is located in the beautiful and historic St. Nicholas Building in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The gardens in the courtyard and the playgrounds surrounding the school have been extensively renovated. Nearby Volunteer Park provides acres of playing fields and outdoor enrichment.

As a Seattle-based Waldorf school, we are part of an active and growing Waldorf network in the Pacific Northwest. Students come from the entire metropolitan region. Our graduating eighth graders go on to a wide range of high schools, both private and public.

What does Bright Water School feel like?

  • Students at Bright Water School experience a deeply caring community of teachers and peers.
  • Bright Water School’s balanced program of practical skills, movement, music, art, world languages, and academics addresses the whole child.
  • Faculty members work closely with students, helping them to learn academic discipline and responsibility, and teaching them how to work independently.
  • Most of all, the close relationships at our school help students develop a strong sense of themselves and a compassionate awareness of others.

“I wanted that sense of awe about the world brought into our children’s schooling. Waldorf does that.”
Barbara Hilty, Waldorf parent

Bright Water School is a Developing Member of the Association for Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), and a Subscriber Member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS).