Waldorf education is the fastest growing non-denominational, independent school movement in the world. Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, scientist and educator, founded the first Waldorf school in Europe in 1919. There are more than 900 Waldorf schools worldwide which share a common educational philosophy: to educate the whole child...Head, Heart and Hands.
The full Waldorf curriculum provides a balance of Humanities, Sciences and the Arts, designed to meet the children's needs at each stage of their development. Subjects and skills are introduced when children are most receptive and in a vivid manner which sparks delight in learning.
The goal of Waldorf education is to enable each child to unfold their unique potential by providing both a strong academic life and encouraging their artistic and imaginative life. This sparks an eagerness for learning and an enthusiasm for life.
Waldorf Education is achieving the following in its graduates:
- Multiple Intelligences and Cross Disciplinary Learners
- Global Consciousness and Sustainability
- Basis for Moral Navigation
- Creative Problem Solving
- High Levels of Social Intelligence
- Environmental Stewardship
- High Levels of Emotional Intelligence
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