Value of a Waldorf Education
What’s Old is New Again
Many people feel that something is amiss in American education. In the national conversation about what to do, people are discussing “new” solutions that are familiar to Waldorf educators: A move away from too-early, pressure-cooker academics, more time outside in nature, the importance of handwriting, longer-term relationships of teachers with a class of students, less emphasis on standardized testing, less screen time, more collaboration among teachers, to name just a few. None of these are flash-in-the-pan ideas, they have both research and experience to validate them. None of these ideas are new within the Waldorf environment. Waldorf Education enjoys a long history and tradition, yet it is as fresh and relevant today as ever.
A Classical Education for the 21st Century
Creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving — these are the skills so many parents want their children to develop today. In the Waldorf environment, they are among the capacities we have always worked to uncover and nurture in each student. Perhaps most importantly, our curriculum is taught through a lens of social collaboration and compassion. Waldorf students graduate with a well-rounded education, intellectual maturity, confidence in their abilities and a sense of community and responsibility.
Education as Expansive as Your Child’s Future
As students grow and mature, their needs change and so does the Waldorf curriculum. Our curriculum corresponds to what children need at each stage of development. Every year we build on what has come before, adding layers of sophistication and complexity that results in a deeper understanding of subject areas. Imagination, exploration, movement and artistic expression all combine with engaging main lessons to create a richly rewarding academic experience.