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History of Urban Oak School

Urban Oak School benefits from a long history of community members hoping and striving to bring a school inspired by the Waldorf philosophy to the Cleveland area!

In the 1990s, a group of families organized around the desire for a school in Cleveland Heights inspired by the Waldorf philosophy, but ultimately could not identify a location for a school.  Later, a different group of families took an effort close to the point of opening a charter school inspired by the Waldorf philosophy in Cleveland Heights.

Urban Oak School was born when a group of families, originally from Cleveland Heights, drew like-minded community members together to explore the energy around starting an independent school in the Heights area, and were thrilled with the response and enthusiasm around the effort.  A core group of founders developed with areas of expertise and experience, and have dedicated themselves to bringing Urban Oak School to the community.

Urban Oak School is part of a larger community of families and individuals who are intellectually curious, value diversity in all its facets, value the arts for both their aesthetic value and their ability to foster learning, and wish to make a positive impact on their world.  The Urban Oak School community seeks to engage the larger community by offering not only early-childhood programming, but also classes in the arts and programs on topics around parenting and family.  Be a part of Urban Oak’s growing community!