Waldorf schools draw families from all walks of life, including the technology and media worlds. Yet, while you might find eighth graders taking apart a computer to learn how it works, you’ll rarely find us using computers or other electronic media for classroom instruction. The disadvantages of screen time for children are clear, as are the benefits of interacting with real people in real time. Our graduates effortlessly embrace the tools they need in high school and beyond.
We are proud that our students enjoy reading books, can hold sustained conversations, and find plenty to do without plugging in. We believe that working face-to-face throughout the day — without placing a screen between people — fosters authentic participation in the learning process.
In fact, this approach to technology invites curious minds to really understand it. See how this eighth grader chose to build his own Hackintosh computer for his eighth grade project.