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Detroit Waldorf School Early Childhood Center

Type of School

Parent/Child Classes, Preschool/Kindergarten, Grades 1-8

Age of Children

Parent/Child Classes: ages 1-3
Preschool/Kindergarten:  3 – 6 years
Grades:  6 years – 14 years


2555 Burns
Detroit, MI  48214
Telephone: 313-822-0300 | Fax: 313-822-4030

Contact Information

Charis Calender-Suemnick, Enrollment and Outreach Director


Office Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
Preschool Hours: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Beforecare 7:30 – 8 am; Aftercare until 6 pm

Program Description

Detroit Waldorf School offers a variety of early childhood programs through play-based curriculum featuring aesthetically rich classrooms, natural materials and organic snacks.  Our early childhood programs are for children ages 3 to 6 years old.  Additionally, our elementary education continues through the 8th grade.  We provide an unrivaled academic and artistic curriculum in an experiential and age appropriate manner.  Our mission is to cultivate a life-long love of learning within every young child.  The early childhood curriculum develops capacities for creative thinking, problem solving and social interaction through free, imaginative play and guided artistic activities.  Children are gently encouraged in daily circle activities featuring songs, stories, movements and crafts.


Preschool:  $7,000 – $10,125
Kindergarten:  $11,900

Waiting List Policy


Adult / Child Ratio

Ages 3 – 6  –  2:8
Follows state guidelines based on age.


Accredited by Waldorf School Association of North America, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States.


Licensed by the Department of Human Services of the State of Michigan.

Additional Information

Parent-Child Program – This unique one-day-a-week program provides an opportunity for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their parents to enjoy a morning of songs, movement, handwork, snack and conversation.  This program is a great introduction to the Waldorf approach to early childhood education.

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