Transferring to Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
We welcome children into our school in Grades 1 – 8. It is a common misperception that children who come to Waldorf Education later than kindergarten have a difficult transition. That is rarely the case. Children who transfer to a Waldorf school in Grades 1 – 4 are often on par with their peers in reading, math and basic academic skills. Areas of foreign language, music, physical coordination skills, artistic and social development, cursive handwriting and listening skills may require some additional attention, but it has been our experience that children progress comfortably through these transitions.
In Grades 5 – 8, a meeting with our Admissions Director and one of our Middle School teachers would prove most valuable in giving you a more personal idea of what the transfer would be like for your child. An Extra Lesson Assessment is performed with each child applying to the Elementary or Middle School, and provides much insight into areas which may require additional focus. These transitions are not difficult, just different. In fact, we find that many students who join in the middle school years adapt seamlessly as they are removed from the larger class sizes and often less individualized teaching styles of other schools.