An Outdoor School Inspired by Waldorf Education

Enroll NOW for 2022-2023!

Columbia's only indoor/outdoor school inspired by the Waldorf approach.

Kindergarten--6th grade.

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings,

who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.” —Rudolf Steiner

City Garden School is a school in Columbia, Missouri inspired by Waldorf Education. We offer a full-time primary school for kindergarten through 6th grade, and we also offer a part-time homeschool enrichment program and a middle school enrichment program. For the 2021- 2022 school year, we have partnered with Camp Takimina and are offering an in-person school program in an outdoor camp setting. We also have indoor school space at Karis Church that we use during the coldest months.


At City Garden School, we believe wisdom begins with wonder. Education is not just a matter of memorization and test-taking. We endeavor to bring a curriculum that balances academic rigor to educate the whole child through art and practical skills, music, movement, and social and moral development. Students learn through experience. We are proud to nurture children as they find meaning and purpose in life with confidence and a sense of responsibility.