Inspiring Children to Learn


Raphaeli Waldorf School

In the spectacular coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, Raphaeli Waldorf School has been sharing the wealth of Rudolf Steiner’s ‘Waldorf curriculum’ with our Garden Route community since 2009. We offer Early Childhood Development – Kindergarten & Playgroup as well as  Primary School education.

We are one of 15 Waldorf Schools in South Africa and our global family extends to over 1000 Schools and 2000 pre-schools worldwide. We all share the philosophy that children should be inspired to learn according to their age appropriate developmental capacities.

Perched on a hill with a panoramic view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, we have the space to grow our school. Our 21 hectare property affords us the opportunity to nurture an environmentally responsible community of emergent adults who are confident, caring and eager for the future.

Waldorf School Plettenberg Bay


We believe

children develop into competent, healthy adults when allowed to fully live their childhood

We acknowledge

the individual spirit of each child

We provide

a culturally rich, broadly based curriculum 

We balance

academic, artistic and practical learning

We view

children, parents and teachers as a community 

We teach

by engaging the children’s active will, feelings and intellect

We weave

the creative arts into the fabric of academic learning

We value

the importance of a beautiful classroom in a natural environment

We strive

to engender a sense of connection from the child’s inner self to the natural world & global community

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