Our Governance

Waldorf School of New Orleans Governance Summary

A System of Shared Governance

The Waldorf School of New Orleans came into being in 2000 with the creation of the Waldorf Parents' Association. This is our nonprofit educational corporation, registered with the State of Louisiana, with a mission to provide Waldorf education to students in the New Orleans area.

The Waldorf School of New Orleans is an independently run, collaboratively governed institution.

Three governing entities assume distinct governance responsibilities and strive for consensus on major policy decisions. This system of shared governance supports the development of a strong, healthy community from which students learn and grow.

  • The Board of Directors oversees the school’s overall fiscal, legal, and structural health.
  • The Faculty oversees instructional theory and practice.
  • The Administration oversees daily operations.
  • The Parents Council provides parents a voice in the school serves as a liaison between the Administration, Faculty, Board, and parent body.

The school also has an Executive Committee that supports timely decision-making. The Committee serves as a central leadership team that includes representatives from the Administration, Faculty, and Board of Directors and consults with the Parents Council.