Waldorf curriculum unfolds throughout the stages of childhood development to provide a rich, dynamic, and multi-faceted education. In the grades classes, each students’ day is filled with different experiences and activities that encourage engagement and development of the “head, heart and hands.” A child’s day is filled with movement, music, mathematics, composition, drama, storytelling, painting, and creating!
Waldorf educators have always recognized that a child learns best when their whole being – body, emotions and intellect – is actively involved in the learning process. In the grades, each day begins with a two hour Main Lesson, an in-depth exploration of a core academic subject, designed to engage the full range of the child’s capacities. Main lesson typically includes some movement, speech and/or drama activity, and often an opportunity to engage and build relationships with peers. From there, teachers will guide their students through a rhythm of “review, do, new”, which includes deeply reviewing and recalling previously discussed material, illustrating and solidifying their understanding during work time, and learning new and interesting material to further their education. Teaching methods adapt to this change to meet the developmental stage of the child, as well as the academic rigor and expectations, especially as children enter the Middle School. No matter the grade, the imaginative, multi-sensory approach of Waldorf education enlivens learning for the children, and allows them to become active and enthusiastic participants in their own education journey.
Our Parent Child classes provide an opportunity to support your child’s development and make lasting connections with other families in a class facilitated by an experienced, caring teacher. Infant classes up to 9 months, toddler and nursery aged classes are available. Come experience a peaceful, home-like environment, where creative play and wonder are fostered.
Our preschool program serves children between the ages of two and a half and four years of age. We have two beautiful, fully-licensed classrooms, where each child is supported in their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
Our "transitional," mixed-age kindergarten, allows children to form deep relationships with their teachers and peers as well as develop foundational skills to be successful in later learning. Outside, our large kindergarten yard provides ample space for a variety of play where children enjoy climbing trees, building teepees and exercising their boundless imaginations.
Waldorf curriculum unfolds throughout the stages of childhood development to provide a rich, dynamic, and varied education. In the grades classes, each student's day is filled with different experiences and activities which include movement, music, mathematics, composition, science, drama, storytelling, painting, and creating!
Into middle school, teaching methods evolve to meet the developmental stage of the class, and academic rigor and expectations continuously grow. The imaginative, multi-sensory approach of Waldorf education allows children to become active, enthusiastic participants in their own educational journey.