The class rhythm is simple, geared to discovery, experiential learning, and community. We sat at a community table and watched the children knead bread from freshly milled dough; the children played freely in a playroom filled with toys promoting open-ended, self-directed, imaginative play; there was a puppet show that began with a whimsical, folkloric song inviting each child to imagine into a world in which fairytales come alive. Finally, the children played in the lovely outdoor play yard, busy doing the important work of childhood (discovering the feel of sand, jumping in puddles gleefully, entering into their own imaginative worlds) while we, the parents, observed their play and were free to ask the teachers our burning parenting questions of the day.
- Mae Stair, Parent
Waldorf students become critical thinkers who are curious about the world, connected to their communities, and confident shaping them.