Transforming the world
For Over 100 Years
Founded in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner and Emil Molt, Waldorf Education celebrates the unique spirit of every child, meeting them where they are in their educational journey. With over 1,000 schools worldwide, Waldorf education is shaping thinkers and doers who will transform humanity in all corners.
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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.
For the Future
For a century, Waldorf Schools have offered students a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous education … but differently.
With ample time and space for joyful imagination, real-life activities to connect to the natural world, and caring environments that nourish all the senses, our schools are different.
If you peek into our classrooms, you may see our nursery children preparing “rainbow” soup by chopping vegetables, which strengthens their fine motor skills today and and sets a foundation for future skills — holding a pencil, for example.
Maybe you’ll find first graders giggling as their teacher acts out a mathematics-themed fairy tale, which increases their understanding of introductory algebraic concepts and sparks an understanding and fascination with numbers that multiplies over decades.
Or you’ll find all of our middle school students practicing on their instruments as they work to create a piece of art that requires both responsive listening and individual contributions to achieve a common (and harmonious) goal – skills they will rely on for a lifetime.
No matter children’s age or activity, our school aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
If we encourage children to think for themselves, respect others, take risks, and try new things – they will learn to change the world.
“The education involved hands-on experience, doing, engaging all the senses … We did so much and learned so much… art, traveling, languages, basketball,music and drama. I did some things that people won’t ever learn to do in their lives—spelunking, growing herbs, working on a farm, throwing a javelin,
We learned to do things that give your life color.”