Providing an accessible Waldorf education while imbuing purpose and direction for head, hands and heart.

Our School

We offer traditional Waldorf arts, music, and handwork with a talented and diverse group of dedicated teachers of the highest caliber who care deeply about their work and the children.

Our School


Admissions and Tuition


  • Family Play Group
  • Hummingbird Play Garden Nursery
  • Linden Tree Kindergarten
  • 1st-8th Grades

Admissions and Tuition

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Open Houses 2016/2017

  • January 16th, 10 am – 12pm
  • February 6th, 11am – 2pm
  • March 9th, 1:30-2:30
  • April 16th, 10am – 12pm

School Calendar

Shining Star Waldorf School
2120 NE Tillamook Street
Portland, Oregon 97212
(503) 753-4459

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Studies show that children who play and listen, engage and reflect, alternate active movement with songs, poems, stories, verses, and develop strong pre-literacy skills through the imagination, simply excel as adult life-long learners!



Ice candles of beeswax, leaf dragons, kid puppet shows, great art, normal life in grade 1-2 ... See MoreSee Less

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We unexpectedly have room for two more families in the Thursday morning Family Playgroup, 9:30 to 11 am, $150 for the term, ten weeks! Ms. Amy is the teacher, Waldorf teacher trained in China! Come join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Tuesday Morning Wild Nest class!

Hello everyone,
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at our usual gathering spot.

We will begin with our morning circle in the meadow, check on and play in the stick house, and depending on where Mother Nature leads us, we'll see if we might extend our explorations a little further in to the park tomorrow. Or then again, if we are slowed down by little snakes and moths and birds again, that is no problem either.

Please dress your child (and you) in something you wouldn't mind "painting" in ...I'm hoping we will be able to try a little shooting star art project with our small people. The project involves turmeric, which will magically make our simple shooting stars turn golden! Turmeric is a kitchen spice (often in curry) and it makes for a wonderful fabric dye. We will help the children with making them and let our stars hang up to dry in the sun while we explore and eat our snack. Then we can "fly" them in the air and take them home. As you may know, the stars are a connection to Michaelmas, an old festival celebrated still in Waldorf schools around the world at the end of September.

On another star-related note, the Audubon Society of Portland is hosting the first "Lights Out Portland" night on Friday, September 30. All you have to do to be part of it is turn off your outside lights, which helps our migrating birds find their way south...and if enough people participate we may even be able to see a few more stars!

Snack will be pumpkin muffins brought by Martina's grandmother Barb (correct me if that's changed, Barb), fresh apples again if the kids wish to pick them, and almond butter.

See you in the morning!

At the end of summer on hot August nights,
Micha-el sends falling stars showing strength and light.
In the late night hours you fall,
showering your bright light on all.
Falling stars, falling stars, shoot across the sky,
Falling stars, falling stars, bring to earth your light.
Falling stars, falling stars, shoot across the sky,
Falling stars, falling stars, bring to earth your might.
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Enjoy this beauty
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Dragonfest 2016 Shining Star Waldorf School Event

September 25, 2016, 11:00am - September 25, 2016, 4:00pm

DRAGON FEST 2016 is a Public Festival of Shining Star Waldorf School, located 2120 NE TIllamook, Pdx, 97213. The DRAGONFEST takes place at Columbia Park in N. Portland, costumes are encouraged for yo...

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