Perceval school

Welcome to Perceval School

Perceval School, was founded in 1957, and has about 400 pupils from pre-school to upper school.
The upper school pupils work towards the baccalaureat. The school is partially financed by the state and the local council (Mairie).
The Steiner-Waldorf School Movement unites 180,000 pupils from around 990 schools and 1,500 kindergartens worldwide. In France there are about 2,300 pupils in 21 schools and Jardins d’Enfants (pre-school age approx 3-5 years) . The Fédération des Ecoles Waldorf en France groups together the individual school associations.

Steiner-Waldorf education recognises the « whole child », the intellect, the emotions and the physical, which is sometimes expressed as « head, heart and hands ». Steiner–Waldorf education has 5 main objectives :

– Awaken and develop the creative abilities of each child.
– Encourage children to be independent at each stage of their development.
– Encourage children to develop as full members of society, confident and happy in their surroundings.
– Stimulate in pupils a desire to learn, based on lively teaching and artistic presentation of material.
– Offer pupils a wide range of activities, allowing children to develop their own talents, according to the individual nature of each child.

Each local educational establishment will have its own additional objectives and projects.

For more information about the Steiner-Waldorf Education, see

Creches (garderies)
There are two « garderies » which take care of children once classes have finished, one in the kindergarten (Jardin d’Enfants) and the other for the Primary school (primaire) up to 5th class. The opening times are :

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4pm – 6.00pm Friday 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

“Morning at Perceval” a workshop for parents and children 
This workshop is for parents accompanied by their child/children up to three years old, who want to find out more about Steiner Waldorf education and enjoy a variety of activities with their babies and young children. This workshop takes place wednesdays (9am – 11.30am), in the welcoming atmosphere of the Jardin d’Enfants (Kindergarten).


School office

5, avenue d’Éprémesnil
78400 Chatou

Phone: +33 1 39 52 16 64

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School life

Monday, Tuesday : 8h30 – 12h30 / 14h00 – 17h00
Wednesday : 8h30 – 12h30
Thursday, Friday : 8h30 – 12h30 / 14h00 – 17h00

Classes begin at 8.30 am.
School finishes at different times, depending on which class your child is in. Check with the office or your child’s class teacher.

Children not eating lunch at the school canteen leave at 12.35 and can return to the school premises from 13.30, classes start at 13.50.

The school canteen provides balanced, healthy lunches, using good quality, and wherever possible organic, ingredients.

Internatonal Students & Exchange

The PERCEVAL Waldorf High School offers an international ex-change program in grades 10 to countries across all continents. Exposure to a different culture is invaluable for adolescents and provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen a student’s foreign language skills.

Our students have completed exchanges with Waldorf schools in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to name a few locations.

Participants from each country experience school and family environments that reflect Waldorf values and educational goals. An exchange allows a student the opportunity to cultivate new levels of cultural understanding and the courage to work through challenges in a safe context. Students return with a broader view of the world, and a deeper appreciation of home and family and our graduates reflect on this enriching program with gratitude and pride.

Due to the demands of the Waldorf curriculum, the program is designed for a period of one to three months.

Please note: Our school year runs from the beginning of September to the beginning of July. We do not currently offer exchange opportunities for students in Grades 9, 11 or 12.

If you are interested in an exchange

  • Confirm a visit to take place during your Grade 10 school year. You will identify the period of time you wish to visit as well as the period of time you are prepared to house your guest in ex-change.
  • To request an exchange, please contact our International Ex-change Coordinator:
  • Once an exchange partner has been identified for you, the In-ternational Exchange Coordinator will direct you to the Admis-sions Office in order to complete the registration process.
  • You will begin by completing an exchange application form. This form includes a request for a copy of your current Transcript; a Teacher Evaluation Form.
  • Once that application is approved by the High School faculty, your exchange may be confirmed. You will receive this confirmation in writing (by email).

 Exchange request Linguistiques

Short Term visitors (FLE)

If we are not able to confirm an exchange for you, but you would like to come as a short-term Visitor to the high school in grade 10 and 11, following are details:

  • You must be currently enrolled in a Waldorf School
  • You must have an intermediate level of fluency in French (English, Spanish and German are our taught foreign lan-guages).
  • Your academic record must be currently in good standing.
  • You must complete an application for short-term entry. This application includes a request for: Transcript Teacher Evaluations and Self Portrait with Photo.
  • Once a host family has been identified for you, the In-ternational Exchange Coordinator will direct you to the Admis-sions Office in order to complete the registration process. Identifying a host comes first.
  • Once your application has been confirmed by the high school faculty, you will receive a confirmation in writing from the Admissions Office.
  • You will be asked to complete registration as confirmation of your visit. Registration includes: Exchange Registration Fee and monthly tuition. These fees are due and payable at the time of registration. The fees for the host family are to be paid directly to your host family at the beginning of the stay at our school.
  • To request an application for a Short-Term Visit, contact our International Exchange Coordinator :

Procedure request Linguistiques 

Tuition fees 2021-2022

Policy on Non-Discrimination

PERCEVAL Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnic background, or national origin in ad-mission of students, in financial assistance, or in any program of-fered.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion As a Waldorf community and school, we hold the dignity of life and the human being at the centre of our work. We stand in solidarity against racism and the systems of oppression that allow it to per-sist. We are committed to understanding our role in perpetuating and benefiting from those systems and taking action to deconstruct them.

It is our responsibility to bear witness to what is happening in the world, to elevate the voices of marginalized people, to change the course of inequities, and to take an active role in breaking down structural prejudice in all forms where it exists particularly in Waldorf education. We are listening, and we are learning.

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