High School Curriculum

High School Curriculum

Waldorf School of Orange County High School guides students across the threshold of adolescence, helping them actively engage the world with strength and courage.

We endeavor to educate students in a manner that awakens independent thinking, intrinsic motivation, and inner confidence.

We work alongside adolescents to develop the full measure of their human potential, combining personal achievement with service to the greater world.

Curriculum Highlights

  Ninth Grade Tenth Grade Eleventh Grade Twelfth Grade
Biology Anatomy, Physiology Embryology Botany, Cellular Biology Zoology, Evolution
Chemistry Organic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Periodic Table and Atomic Theory Biochemistry
Physics Thermodynamics Mechanics Electricity, Magnetism, Nuclear Physics Optics
Earth Sciences Geology Oceanography Astronomy  
Electives     Science or Humanities Science or Humanities
Math Combinatorics, Algebra 1 or 2 Trigonometry, Geometry Projective Geometry, Algebra 2 or Precalculus Calculus and Business Math
History Modern World History Early American History, Ancient World History, Greco-Roman History Medieval History, Constitutional Law, Current Events  
Aesthetics World History Through Art Poetics World History Through Music World History Through Architecture
Global Studies History of the Middle East Developing Countries Global Economics Symptomatology
Language Arts Tragedy and Comedy, Mythology, Cultural Perspectives in Literature Sacred Writings, Illiad, Odyssey Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Parzival, Dante's The Divine Comedy, Shakespeare Russian Literature, Transcendentalists, Goethe's Faust, Melville's Moby-Dick, Memoir
Foreign Languages Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Spanish 3 Spanish 4
Music Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Piano Master Class, Wind Ensemble Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Piano Master Class, Wind Ensemble Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Piano Master Class, Wind Ensemble Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Piano Master Class, Wind Ensemble
Arts and Practical Activities Puppetry, Mask Making, Basketry, Black and White Drawing, Color Theory, Carpentry, Performing Arts Painting, Drawing, Modeling, Sculpturing, Textile Arts, Printing, Carpentry, Performing Arts Painting, Drawing, Modeling, Sculpturing, Textile Arts, Printing, Bookbinding, Performing Arts, Monologues Painting, Modeling, Sculpturing, Bookbinding, Performing Arts, Twelfth Grade Play, Art Portfolio Elective
Health Life Skills Life Skills    
Eurthymy (movement art set to poetry and music) Eurthymy Eurthymy Eurthymy Eurthymy
Physical Education Physical Education* Physical Education* Physical Education* Physical Education*

*Combined (grades 9-12) Physical Education classes this year MAY include the following: beach volleyball, surfng, yoga, flag football, disc golf, hiking, basketball, dance, sailing, archery, soccer, swimming, track and field, and cross country.


Grade 9


Grade 10


Grade 11


Grade 12


Daily Schedule

Movement 8:00 A.M. — 8:15 A.M.
Main Lesson 8:15 A.M. — 9:55 A.M.
Break 9:55 A.M. — 10:10 A.M.
Morning Specialty Classess 10:10 A.M. — 10:55 A.M.
11:00 A.M. — 11:45 A.M.
11:50 A.M. — 12:35 P.M.
Lunch 12:35 P.M. — 1:15 P.M.
Afternoon Specialty Classes 1:15 P.M. — 2:00 P.M.
2:05 P.M. — 2:50 P.M.

Schedules and Block Plans

Weekly Schedule


College Acceptances and Merit Scholarships