Rudolf Steiner College
Rudolf Steiner College is one of America's leading Waldorf teacher education colleges. It is also a center for anthroposophical studies and transformative adult education.
Programs at the College arise out of the work of Austrian philosopher, scientist and educator Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) whose innovative ideas and discoveries have inspired a broad spectrum of practical activities worldwide–in the arts, banking, architecture, medicine, agriculture, care of people with disabilities, and education.
Located on a beautiful thirteen acre campus in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, the College offers students a wide range of educational opportunities, such as Waldorf teacher education, personal enrichment courses, and workshops. The campus includes a bookstore, biodynamic garden, a performance hall, student housing and a LifeWays Children's Center.
In 1919, Rudolf Steiner founded the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart, Germany, initiating an educational approach that seeks to nurture the whole child, to school the 'head, hands, and heart.' The first Waldorf school in North America was founded in New York in 1929.
When Rudolf Steiner College was founded in 1976, one of its main aims was the education of teachers for Waldorf Schools. With over 150 schools now in North America there is still a great need for Waldorf teachers. The College offers a full-time two-year teacher education program at its main campus and part-time programs in San Francisco and other locations.