Thank you for stopping by the Wishing Well School website. We are supporting our students & families with remote learning & classrooms during this challenging time of school closures. We are abundant in gratitude, appreciation, & love for our community during this unique time.


Wishing Well School is a holistic, non-profit school, guided by the principles of Waldorf education, on the central coast of California.

We provide an education that engages the whole child – head, heart, and hands.  We offer preschool through grade six classes, home school enrichment programs for children in grades one through six, early childhood summer day camps, and a first through sixth grades outdoor adventure summer camp. Our focus is holistic, nature-based, and intentional. Through play, exploration, and imagination, Wishing Well children develop a love of learning in the warm and loving arms of a living, breathing education.

I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I do think the same is true of human beings. We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and are solidified and perfected.  Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity to extreme old age.

Henry David Thoreau

Wishing Well School, a non-sectarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its admission, hiring process, and in all programs.

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