Key numbers on schools and pupils

174,055 pupils
in 757 Waldorf schools

Key numbers
The key numbers give an overview on the number of Waldorf settings and the people involved.

757 schools

There are 757 Wal­dorf schools in Europe; 317 include upper sec­ondary lev­el, deliv­er­ing the Stein­er Wal­dorf cur­ricu­lum from start to fin­ish.

174,055 pupils

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.

1,290 kindergartens

There are 1,290 kinder­gartens and day care cen­tres across ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. They are rep­re­sent­ed by our part­ner, IASWECE.

121,000 families

Around 121,000 fam­i­lies in Europe send their chil­dren to a Wal­dorf school. Most of them live in Ger­many and the Nether­lands.

16,270 teachers

Approx­i­mate­ly 16,270 teach­ers cur­rent­ly work in Euro­pean Wal­dorf schools, most of which cov­er pri­ma­ry and low­er sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.

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