Education for the future
We currently offer Grades One through Five, Kindergarten, Nursery, and Parent-Child. The school day begins at 8:30 for Nursery through Grade 5, with a handshake and a warm “Good morning” from the class teacher. Nursery and Kindergarten end at noon, and class is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. for elementary school. Afternoon care is available until 6:00 p.m. Parent-Child meets from 9:00-11:00am one day per week.
The Waldorf approach recognizes the simple but profound insight that children learn in distinctly different ways at different stages of their development. Waldorf schools introduce and teach in ways that correspond to the developmental needs of the growing child. It encourages the development of each child’s sense of truth, beauty, and goodness, and provides an antidote to violence, alienation, and cynicism. The aim of the education is to inspire in each student a lifelong love of learning, and to fully develop unique capacities. In Waldorf schools, the class teacher stays with his or her children as they move up through the grades. An ever-deepening knowledge of the child, her/his gifts, challenges, and interests allows the Waldorf Teacher to truly and deeply educate the whole child.
Our strong academic curriculum is based on building and fostering the child’s natural abilities at each developmental stage. In classrooms full of light and life, Waldorf students receive a classical academic core of subjects through distinctive and time-tested teaching methods that serve their intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development.
Literature, grammar, foreign language, history, geography, mathematics, science, applied arts, music, and physical education are the subjects today’s child needs as a foundation for tomorrow’s complex and challenging civilization. The curriculum promotes creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for learning. Engaging the hands and the heart as well as the mind cultivates a real inner enthusiasm for learning, the hallmark of a Waldorf education