The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is a nonprofit membership organization of independent Waldorf Schools and Institutes in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
The Association was founded in 1968 to assist schools and institutes in working together to strengthen and nurture Waldorf Education® and to advance Waldorf principles. Today there are over 900 Waldorf schools in 83 countries. In North America alone, there are more than 160 member schools and 14 teacher education institutes.
AWSNA supports schools through collaborative regional work, professional and resource development, accreditation, community outreach, and advocacy. The Association’s work is based on four core values. These values are:
— Evoke and develop quality and integrity in everything we attempt and achieve
— Promote strength and resourcefulness in every school community
— Foster, encourage, and support inspired leadership and colleagueship
— Work towards conscious and collaborative human community and relationships
The Waldorf School of Orange County has received the highest possible level of membership with AWSNA – Full Membership with a seven-year renewal cycle.