It’s where we teach that changes everything.

From a kindergarten class in the basement of Church of the Three Crosses to twenty wonderful years in Rogers Park, the time to realize a permanent home has finally come into being. What started with humble beginnings (a rented classroom, donated furniture, and kitchen tiles laid by volunteers) in our single classroom school, the Chicago Waldorf School is now joyfully expanding into its 98,000 square foot permanent home.


The transformative power of a Waldorf education is best realized on a campus that embodies our core values.  Our new home will give us a space to unlock the potential of generations of students through: 

  • Renovated, expanded and specialized classrooms that support an engaged and inspired student body
  • A transformed outdoor campus with ample green space to guide students’ exploration and connection to the natural environment
  • The community space created in the central auditorium that will encourage and advance our school’s social mission 

This new campus will allow us to plant the roots of Waldorf education that will benefit students for years to come; students who will develop the confidence and self-direction to shape the future and change the world . 

The Trumbull school was built in 1909 and served the city of Chicago for over 100 years. CWS is proud to breathe new life into this historic building and looks forward to the next 100 years with optimism and respect.
— Luke Goodwin, Administrative Director


Waldorf education in the heart of Andersonville will make a significant impact on the city.

  • Opportunities to collaborate with local Andersonville institutions and businesses
  • 300 families in the neighborhood 180 days of the year
  • Attracts approximately 90,000 unique visits to the neighborhood/year
  • Private school local business spending: $20/day or $100/week


  • A 98,000 square foot building
  • Ample green space for students to explore nature within an urban environment
  • A 600 seat auditorium at the heart of the school
  • High ceilings and wood floors allow for light filled classrooms
  • Space to double our High School program capacity