Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.– Rudolf Steiner
Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education.
Music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about and tested. They are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf Education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world-renowned anthroposophist, artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf Education evolve from a profound understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. These principles inspire and guide teachers, administrators, trustees, and parents today.
Learn more about Waldorf Education
- Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
- Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN)
- Research Institute for Waldorf Education
- International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
- International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education
- Sunbridge Institute
- Waldorf Resources