Waldorf Education

Established by Rudolf Steiner and Emil Molt in 1919, has its foundations in Anthroposophy. This education holds as its primary intention the ideal of bringing forth in every child his or her unique potential in a way that serves the further development of humanity. 

The learning process is essentially threefold, engaging head, heart, and hands—or thinking, feeling, and doing. This is the basis out of which Waldorf teachers work to nurture and engage each child through a curriculum and methodology that integrates academics, arts, and practical skills. Waldorf schools are non-sectarian, non-denominational and educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

The pedagogical method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to bring about recognition and understanding of all the world cultures and religions. Waldorf emphasizes the child’s imagination and fantasy and takes holistic development into consideration while offering creative learning through play. Waldorf schools group children in three cycles of seven-year stages.

Waldorf Education
Waldorf Education

These are noted benefits of Waldorf Education;

  • Development of greater skills in art, music and creativity is encouraged
  • Waldorf schools are often more relaxing compared to conventional schools
  • Appreciation for community, cultures and festivals/seasons
  • Teachers follow the same students over many years
  • Learning through inner motivation, creating a sense of purpose
  • Learning at the individual’s pace while creating lifelong active learners
  • Individualized experiences and treatment of children as unique persons
  • Development of a deeper sense/knowledge of themselves and the world
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