For more information, please see Urban Waldorf School's Web site.

Urban Waldorf School

Address: 1312 North 27th Street


By bus: Catch a #31 bus on 12th Street. Take the bus to 27th and Highland. Get off and walk one block to 27th and Juneau.

By car: Drive to 27th and Juneau (the school is between Juneau and Vliet). Park in faculty lot and ring the doorbell in the front of the building.

Approximate Travel Time By Car: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 20 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday during the school day; time depends on activity chosen (See below for options.) Please note that Urban Waldorf is on a year-round schedule. A copy of their calendar may be available from your student coordinator.

Description of Agency/Activities: Urban Waldorf School is an elementary (K-8) school operating on the philosophy and methods of the German Waldorf system initiated by Rudolf Steiner. This system is truly developmentally appropriate. They look at the child and see what their needs are (beyond the academic/intellectual levels) to develop the "will" of the child. They focus on the child as a whole, particularly the "Head, Heart, and Hands" of the child.

Student Role in Agency: A number of opportunities are available throughout the school day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Unique features or challenges of agency: Urban Waldorf is one of only a few Waldorf schools in the USA connected to a public school systems. MU students planning to go into education or childhood development would find this site very interesting because of their unique and exciting philosophy, management, and educational methods. Due to funding shortages, Urban Waldorf really depends on the help of students. Urban Waldorf School is particularly looking for support with its reading groups which take place during the afternoon.

Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week throughout the entire semester. Due to the school's year-round schedule, student may occasionally need to commit to more hours per week. Site requires background check to be submitted at orientation.


Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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