Grades

Grades

Waldorf education is artistic, academic, interdisciplinary, multi-sensory, practical, and social. Our curriculum unfolds according to the educational and emotional needs of the child’s developmental stages. The foundations for working with a challenging curriculum in the middle and upper grades are laid in the early childhood program, in the early grades, and in the home. Social skills are expanded and individual responsibility is encouraged. Academics are strengthened and deepened in the middle grades. In the high school years the education builds on good work habits and emphasizes creative, independent thinking. Throughout, parental support of Waldorf education plays an essential role.

The Grades program encourages independent thinking and social responsibility as well as academic and artistic excellence. Our teachers, who are trained in the Waldorf approach, offer lively concentration in subjects taught in three to four week lesson blocks.

Children, throughout the curriculum, create original lesson books that expand artistic freedom and in-depth understanding of history, language arts, science, and math.

Foreign languages are taught with exploration into the rich culture of the language.

Movement, games and handwork such as knitting, woodwork, clay and beeswax modeling enhance motor skills and expansion.

Music enriches the curriculum throughout the year.