Fundamental to Waldorf education is the insight that children learn differently at different stages of development. This means that the curriculum of each of our programs has been carefully crafted to work in harmony with the phases of the child’s emotional and physical development. The result is a balanced approach to education that integrates the arts and academics for children from earliest childhood through Eighth Grade.
The Early Childhood Program in a Waldorf school provides the young child with a warm, beautiful and loving home-like environment, which is protective and secure where things happen in a predictable, rythmical manner. The teacher engages in domestic, practical and artistic activities that the children can readily imitate (baking, painting, gardening, songs, and handcrafts.) Additionally, the teacher nurtures the children’s power of imagination through storytelling and free play.
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Lower and Upper Grades
In the first eight grades of school, children are exposed to the main branches of human knowledge. During that time, they also form their sense of self and their attitude toward others and the world around them. In short, they lay the foundation for their future striving and development. It is the aim of Waldorf education to make their foundation resilient and broad.
The children participate in music, drama and a variety of other artistic activities, practice hands-on skills such as knitting, gardening and woodworking. They enjoy physical education in addition to solid academic subjects such as English, history, geography, mathematics, and the sciences.
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