Chicago Waldorf Alumni

According to a national study of Waldorf graduates, 89% are “highly satisfied” in their choice of occupation.* Those are impressive numbers, and CWS alumni are no exception. Waldorf students are highly sought after by institutions of higher learning. Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics at Amherst College loves having Waldorf students in his classroom: "By the time they reach us at the college and university level, these students are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. Such students possess the eye of the discoverer, and the compassionate heart of the reformer which, when joined to a task, can change the planet."

"If you've had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder, then you feel that you can build a rocket ship—or learn a software program you've never touched. It's not bravado, just a quiet confidence. There is nothing you can't do. Why couldn't you? Why couldn't anybody?"— Peter Nitze, Waldorf and Harvard graduate, and Director of an aerospace company

Welcome back, Alumni

A crew of happy alumni after a reunion event at Ravina.

As members of our community, you are vital to the legacy and life of our school and we look forward to keeping you connected to CWS. Please send updates and contact information to or visit our Chicago Waldorf School Alumni Facebook page to stay in touch. Take a look at all of our events on the CWS Calendar and come back and visit us for the Holiday Fair, the May Fair or an Alumni Reunion. You can also join other alums as a volunteer at the school! We can always use extra hands for Fairs and Festivals or ongoing service projects. Please contact Catherine Bradley if you are interested.


Ask An Alumnus

Click below to read Alumni Profiles from different graduating classes.


Whether it's been 5 years or 25 years, Chicago Waldorf School alumni love reconnecting with former classmates, and reunions are the perfect opportunity to do so. Contact Catherine Bradley for information and assistance in planning your reunion. 

Interested in attending any of our alumni events? Please RSVP to Catherine Bradley at


*Survey of Waldorf Graduates, Phase II, Douglas Gerwin and David Mitchell, ©2007 by Research Institute for Waldorf Education