“The heart of the Waldorf method is the conviction that education is an art – it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and will must be reached as well as his mind.” —Rudolf Steiner
The lower school curriculum is dynamic and diversified, offering humanities, mathematics, science and the arts. Mastery of the traditional academic disciplines is interwoven with artistic and practical activities to provide a dynamic and engaging educational experience for every student. Unique to Waldorf elementary school is the class teacher who ideally stays with a class from 1st through 8th grade.
Students in our lower school have a routine, yet enriching, day. As children greet their teacher for the first handshake, an eight-year journey begins through childhood and into adolescence. The rhythm of the day starts with the work that requires intellectual focus and ends with activities that engage the body and hands, such as woodwork, art, physical education, farming, music and more.
We offer humanities, mathematics, science and the arts all interwoven with practical and artistic activities to provide a dynamic and engaging educational experience for every student. Each teacher seeks to foster three areas of child development in their teaching of subject material: social emotional learning, academic capacities and aesthetic sensibility.