Waldorf Curriculum Overview

While each Waldorf school is unique and reflective of its location, all Waldorf schools follow the teaching methods and curriculum designed by Rudolf Steiner almost 100 years ago. This curriculum is used in schools here in the United States and countries abroad. It is designed to engage not only the mind of a child, but also their hearts and hands; In this, Waldorf curriculum holds the altruistic goal of not simply educating students, but creating lifelong learners who can change their enviroments, communities, countries, and our world for the better.

Our curriculum balances academic, artistic, and practical learning to inspire confident, independent thinkers with a sense of integrity and social responsibility. Our Waldorf trained faculty knows that by addressing the whole child, and letting children be children, they foster a positive learning experience that makes our students LOVE coming to school every day.

Waldorf Education meets the child where they are with developmentally appropriate methods. For instance, younger grade school children learn best through the realms of feelings and senses. It is essential in these years that their education continues to nurture their imagination. On the other hand, middle school students learn best through the intellect, and are ready to begin abstract thinking. At this stage, the robust imagination nurtured in the younger years is key to fostering curiosity, creative problem solving, and collaborative learning. 

For specifics on the Waldorf Curriculum, please see our Curriculum Guide and our Specialty Subject Guide.