“I enjoy watching the growth of my daughter from a shy individual to a proud, artistic young woman who enjoys going to school to be challenged. ”

— ELLEN JACOBSON, PARENT

Engaging Emotional intelligence with Academic Study

At Rudolf Steiner School, Elementary School encompasses Grades 1 through 8. During these fundamental years, the child’s intellectual curiosity is met with an imaginative, artistic, and stimulating curriculum that grows and expands each year as the children develop and mature.

The elementary years at Steiner are rooted in the ideal to honor and preserve the needs of childhood. Our rich curriculum allows students to emerge into the subjects, build strong relationships with their classmates and teachers, and most importantly, connect to themselves and to the world around them.

In Elementary School, lessons balance cognitive and emotional intelligence with physical activity, Each subject integrates academic work with fine and practical arts.

Grades 1-3

The enchantment of learning

Between ages six and seven, your child is ready for a more formalized approach to learning. Rudolf Steiner School continues to encourage imagination and creativity through a multidimensional curriculum that integrates art, science, storytelling, social studies, woodwork, knitting, and mathematics. Students begin studying German and Spanish. They continue to spend time each day exploring Central Park.

Grades 4-5

Encountering the world

Now your child has a greater sense of independence and a developing understanding of their relationship with the world around them. Natural sciences, geometry, geography and history are approached through artistic and phenomenological experiences to foster intellectual curiosity. The study of an orchestral instrument is introduced and children play in solo performances and group ensembles.

Grades 6-8

Broadening perspectives and reflections

In middle school at Rudolf Steiner School, your child’s Main Lesson begins to reflect a deeper connection between school subjects. Science, geography, and art are entwined with studies of the Renaissance. The computational skills they’ve gained in mathematics are infused in the physics and chemistry lessons. Students are building a foundation of critical thinking that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.