What is Waldorf Education?

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The premise of Waldorf education is that teachers can help children and adolescents become free thinking and socially committed adults. As guides, mentors, and figures of authority, teachers at our school address the highest potential of each student. Their goal is to enable the student to find his or her life’s purpose and meaning. Our method allows students to engage with the curriculum on many levels. Our motto is “head, heart, and hand.” The lessons balance cognitive and emotional intelligence, and physical activity. Each lesson and assignment integrates academic work with fine arts and practical arts.

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Read this article on Waldorf education from the front page of the New York Times:

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute

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Watch this beautiful video from the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, CA.

We may be on the opposite coast, but from a pedagogical standpoint, this film reflects all that Waldorf education offers.

“I think that it is not exaggerated to say that no other educational system in the world gives such a central role to the arts as the Waldorf School Movement. There is not a subject taught that does not have an artistic aspect. Even mathematics is presented in an artistic fashion and related via dance, movement or drawing to the child as a whole. Steiner’s system of education is built on the premise that art is an integral part of human endeavors. He gives it back its true role. Anything that can be done to further his revolutionary educational ideals will be of the greatest importance.”

— Konrad Oberhuber, Professor of Art History, Harvard University, and Director of the Albertina (Museum), Vienna

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Steiner Eurythmy instructor Linda Larson demonstrates the art form of Eurythmy with Steve Buscemi (Fargo, Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) during this segment of Park Bench.