Our Roots

Imhoff Waldorf School was started in 1996 by a group of parents who believed in alternate education with roots in conservation of the environment. Waldorf education was the nearest form of curriculum embracing these ideas. At first the school was housed on the Imhoff Farm. The school is now situated on a stretch of land directly adjacent to Imhoff Farm, having moved across to new grounds which the school purchased in 2018. The land is untamed and open yet secure, resulting in a natural and appealing sense of freedom.

There are goats, llama’s, Nguni cows and peacocks on the farm next door. We also see rabbits, porcupines (we see mostly tracks and quills), baboons, bird life, scorpions, insects, chameleons and the occasional snake!

Today, in 2023, both the Imhoff Farm and our Waldorf School have managed to maintain their natural and rural feel. We hope in future developments that this natural spirit be preserved as it has become such an important part of the Imhoff Waldorf School.

The philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the school’s unique grounds, the low pupil to teacher ratio and our committed sponsorship program ensure that your children grow up and learn in an environment of nature and diversity.

Children at the school are predominantly from Kommetjie, Scarborough, Noordhoek, Fish Hoek, Masiphumelele, Ocean View, Capri, Glencairn and Muizenberg.