An Outdoor School Inspired by Waldorf Education

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Columbia's only indoor/outdoor school inspired by the Waldorf approach. K-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 school for kindergarten through 6th grade, and we also offer a part-time homeschool enrichment program and a middle school enrichment program. For the 2022- 2023 school year, we are holding the majority of our classes at Karis Church in Columbia. We have partnered with Camp Takimina and offer nature-intensive blocks for several weeks in an outdoor camp setting.


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.