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It’s a pleasure. 


Waldorf education is unique because your child is unique. Our teaching approach meets each child where they are—academically, socially and emotionally—to help your child become the best thinker, student, leader, and citizen of the world they can be.


A Note from Coleen

Waldorf education is dedicated to educating the whole child: head, heart, and hands. Through a well-balanced curriculum of academics, arts, and practical experiences, we engage students intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

Our small classes, hands-on outdoor learning, and a curriculum threaded with art and music and movement help students develop confidence in themselves as thinkers and creative doers.

Is Waldorf right for your child? Sign up for a tour and find out!

We are currently enrolling in our nursery programs (for children ages 2 years, 9 months through 4 years, 6 months), kindergarten, and grades 1-8. We also offer homeschool programs on our Beverly campus.

If you have any admissions questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out — cryan@waldorfmoraine.org or 978.927.8811 x17.

 


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Introduction to a

Waldorf Education

Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world renowned artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development that address the needs of the growing child. 

Music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about and tested. They are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world. 

Professors who have taught Waldorf students across many academic disciplines and across a wide range of campuses—from State Universities to Ivy League—note that Waldorf graduates have the ability to integrate thinking; to assimilate information as opposed to memorizing isolated facts; to be flexible, creative and willing to take intellectual risks; and are leaders with high ethical and moral standards who take initiative and are passionate to reach their goals. Waldorf graduates are highly sought after in higher education.

Teachers in Waldorf schools are dedicated to generating an inner enthusiasm for learning within every child. This eliminates the need for competitive testing, academic placement, and rewards to motivate learning and allows motivation to arise from within. It helps engender the capacity for joyful life-long learning.

Waldorf education is independent and inclusive. It upholds the principles of freedom in education and engages independent administration locally, continentally and internationally. Waldorf education is truly Inspired Learning

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Can Independent
Thinking be Learned?

We Nurture It

Waldorf educators aim to engage their students, cultivate their innate curiosity, tap into their individual gifts and uncover their full potential. We help our students explore their world, ask challenging questions and find meaningful answers. In the process, they develop a passion for learning and an instinct for independent thinking that lasts a lifetime. 

Watch what happens when your children are encouraged to think for themselves, take risks, try new things—with teachers and parents partnering in the process, and the whole school community providing unwavering support.

Can Curiosity be Taught?

We Grow It

Our Moraine Farm campus offers acres of fields, meadows, woodlands and wetlands to explore. Across the grades, we incorporate the diverse ecosystems of this natural classroom into lessons and activities. We integrate nature study and science investigation into main lesson blocks and core subject areas. Sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, weather and climate, graphing and statistics…all are here for us to discover together and experience in a hands-on way. 

Can Creativity be Taught?

We Unleash It

Creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving— often collectively referred to as 21st Century Skills—are capacities that Waldorf Education has developed in students for nearly a hundred years. In a Waldorf school, each lesson is crafted imaginatively to spark active learning. An interdisciplinary approach keeps the curriculum fresh and challenging. Core academic subjects, taught during in-depth “main lesson” blocks, are interwoven with the creative and practical arts. Beginning in the early grades, students also have lessons in German, Handwork, Music, Games & Movement. All our students participate in sports and theater, paint and sing, play in our string ensemble, knit and sculpt, garden and build. They explore who they are and discover what inspires them.

Teach a Lifelong
Love for Learning?

We Certainly Do

Our educational approach is founded on the time-tested insights into learning that are applied by Waldorf schools around the world. In fact, Waldorf Education is the fastest-growing global education movement. Much current research in the education field supports what Waldorf schools have been doing for almost a century. Rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum, taught in an active, hands-on way, is the hallmark of Waldorf Education. The successful results of our approach are seen in our highly imaginative, self-motivated students. Waldorf School at Moraine Farm students graduate with a well-rounded classical education, a genuine enthusiasm for learning, intellectual maturity, confidence in their abilities and a sense of community and responsibility. They are well prepared for the challenges ahead.

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