Our Alumni

“Foundational, inclusive, imaginative, and fun!” These are the words used by alumna Kate Gmyrek, now a landscape architect, to describe Detroit Waldorf School. Kate believes that the curriculum and main lessons in the garden helped her prepare for her career. She says that “Future graduates should embrace the unique perspective a Waldorf education enables; to find the pleasure and diversity of experiences that allow for a curious life.”

Detroit Waldorf School alumni go on to a variety of public and private high schools throughout Metro Detroit and eventually to an impressive roster of universities, including George Washington University, UCLA, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Yale University and more.

DWS teaches such a high level of respect between teachers and students that there has been no dismissal for violent behavior or drug use in the history of the school. Our graduates are routinely commended for their behavior, educational engagement, integrity and talent, in academics and the arts. 

Notable Alumni

Big SeanRap/Hip-Hop Artist

Scott BomanPolitician

Cybelle CodishAward-winning Photojournalist

Chris CodishAward-winning Composer/Musician

John Duffey LeoActor

Emily LinnCo-owner City Bird Studio/Store/Gallery

Andy LinnCo-owner City Bird Studio/Store/Gallery

Crystal McCrary Anthony, Model, Actress, Producer

Sufjan StevensSinger/Songwriter

Marzuki Stevens, Professional Long Distance/Marathon Runner

Veronica WebbModel/Actress

Jaime MoyerActress/Comedienne

Brother and Sister: Chris and Cybelle Codish

Brother and Sister: Chris and Cybelle Codish