In Waldorf schools we receive each child as a gift, honor them as an individual, and believe their extraordinary capacities will unfold when guided in the appropriate way. The foundation of Waldorf education lies in providing the right experience at the right time and the development of the whole child – the physical, the emotional and the cognitive. Waldorf education is a nurturing, arts-integrated, multi-sensory, intercultural education. The overall approach is designed to instill in its students not only high standards for academic achievement, but also civic responsibility, a sustaining degree of intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, problem solving and high emotional intelligence.
This education was developed close to 100 years ago and is answering the needs of modern education so well that it is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. Internationally, the Waldorf school system is rapidly expanding, with 1,025 independent schools worldwide in more than 60 countries. And in the United States there are another 100+ public schools that are based in Waldorf-methods.