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Part of the network of hundreds of Waldorf schools worldwide,
Shining Rivers School is an independent, non-sectarian, not-for-profit day school. We are a developing school member
of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

With our purchase of property in Webster Groves, Shining Rivers has established a home. The school is entering an era of balanced growth. We are expecting 50 students to be enrolled in the 05/06 school year in preschool through grade 3, with a further expectation of adding a grade per year when enrollment can support this expansion.

About Us

Our Past

In 1992, the school opened its doors in Creve Coeur, MO as a three day kindergarten serving twelve students.

The following year began six years of residence in rented facilities at First Congregational Church in Webster Groves. During that time multiple early childhood programs and parent education were added to the offerings, serving up to forty families.

A further move, in1999, to St. Louis’ Central West End brought the addition of the grades in rental rooms in historic St. Johns Methodist.

Today, while serving fifty families, SRS is back in Webster Groves, but in facilities of its own; all programs are housed in a park-like campus with six teaching staff and an office/business manager, Maureen Marklin.

Our Future Vision

The future of Waldorf education in St. Louis looks brighter than ever. With the opportunity to develop a campus in Webster Groves, Shining Rivers looks forward to increasing its early childhood offerings and building sustainable classes in the elementary grades. We hope to add one grade each year until we reach the full complement of eight grades.

In our new setting, we have the opportunity to work with the larger community to create an environment that embraces the beauty of nature and cultivates respect for it, as the Waldorf curriculum entails.

Our long term goals include exceptional buildings that incorporate the best aspects of green architecture.

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