Key numbers on schools and pupils
in 757 Waldorf schools
The key numbers give an overview on the number of Waldorf settings and the people involved.
There are 757 Waldorf schools in Europe; 317 include upper secondary level, delivering the Steiner Waldorf curriculum from start to finish.
Some 174,055 pupils are enrolled in Waldorf schools across ECSWE member countries. Most are in primary and lower secondary education.
102 teacher trainings
There are 102 teacher trainings in ECSWE member countries. 38 offer full-time teacher training, 60 offer part-time teacher training, and 4 offer both.
There are 1,290 kindergartens and day care centres across ECSWE member countries. They are represented by our partner, IASWECE.
Around 121,000 families in Europe send their children to a Waldorf school. Most of them live in Germany and the Netherlands.
Approximately 16,270 teachers currently work in European Waldorf schools, most of which cover primary and lower secondary education.