Welcome to Spirit of the Lake Community School

Led by Waldorf-trained teachers, Spirit of the Lake Community School in Duluth, MN, honors and educates the whole child by equally engaging body, mind, emotion & spirit. 

Early Childhood

SLCS is committed to preserving childhood by focusing Early Childhood education on play, work, imagination & stories. For children ages 18 months to 3 years, the Parent & Tot program might be a great fit, and for children 3-5 years of age KinderFarm.

Grade School

At SLCS, children are guided toward a lifetime of healthy success, by building their innate capacity for and love of learning. Faculty bring individualized, healing & nurturing lessons to every student. Alongside six to ten classmates, children are mentored & educated in a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic program covering a wide range of subjects & life-skills that are proven to successfully prepare them to thrive in main-stream high school. 

Our Community

Spirit of the Lake Community School is a thriving, vibrant,  progressive & engaged environment cultivated by parents, volunteers & dynamic individuals. A full calendar of seasonal festivals and educational events continues to build a diverse and multi-generational template that supports children in fully developing their unique talents. 

Upcoming Events

“It is a Waldorf teacher’s responsibility to recognize each child’s strength and, together with the parents, bring this strength to fullness through a well-rounded education.”
— Jack Petrash, "Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out"