One of the fastest-growing educational movements
in the world
Waldorf schools began in Germany in 1919, and now over 1,000 exist across the world in more than 60 countries. They are known for their interdiscliplinary approach to education and their emphasis on the cultivation of imagination in childhood.
Waldorf education is based on the educational theories of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who created a curriculum which presents course content at a time and in a manner that is most effective in engaging children at each developmental level. (For example, foreign language classes begin in the Waldorf kindergarten because children acquire language skills most quickly and accurately during early childhood.)
Students experience their subject matter through many means, including movement, discussion, and artistic rendering. They are challenged and inspired at each stage of growth, and actively involved in their own learning process.
Some characteristics of Waldorf education are:
- Respect for the beauty and value of childhood
- Space and time for young children to grow, explore and discover the world
- Cultivation of imagination in students, leading to creative problem-solving
- Real experience of the natural world and how humans relate to it
- Incorporation of art, music and languages throughout the curriculum
- Experiential learning of math and sciences
- Nurturing social development and student interaction
- Character-building activities, stories and student work
Our goal is that our graduates feel confident in their ability to try new things, can speak eloquently in different contexts, respect others, are curious about the world around them, and feel a sense of possibility for what the future holds.