Central to Waldorf Education is a recognition of and a respect for the child’s unfolding individuality. The lower school curriculum is designed to meet the child’s specific developmental needs from the early years through adolescence. Through multi-disciplinary teaching methods such as the use of art, music, movement and recitation in all academic subjects, lesson work is made relevant, which deepens learning and retention.
By using various methods and by taking into account the individual child’s gifts and challenges of each child, Waldorf Education can support children and adolescents in a way that brings their gifts to fruition while, at the same time, helps them cope with their challenges. In the grade school years, children are led to an exploration of meaning through awakening interest, enthusiasm and love for the subject at hand.