Waldorf schools - also known as Steiner schools - offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. Waldorf Education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
in the early 20th century, Waldorf Education is based on the insights,
teachings and principles of education outlined by the world renowned
artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf
Education evolve from an understanding of human development that address
the needs of the growing child.
Music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not
simply subjects to be read about and tested. They are experienced.
Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate their
intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be
individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world.
Professors who have taught Waldorf students across many academic
disciplines note that Waldorf graduates have the ability to integrate
thinking; to assimilate information as opposed to memorizing isolated
facts; to be flexible, creative and willing to take intellectual risks;
and are leaders with high ethical and moral standards who take
initiative and are passionate to reach their goals.
Teachers in Waldorf schools are dedicated to generating an inner
enthusiasm for learning within every child. This eliminates the need for
competitive testing, academic placement, and rewards to motivate
learning and allows motivation to arise from within. It helps engender
the capacity for joyful life-long learning.
Waldorf Education is independent and inclusive. It is a truly Inspired Learning.