The Waldorf elementary school offers an inspired approach to life-long learning. What sets the curriculum apart is not necessarily what is taught, but how it is taught. Teachers aim to present all subjects in a pictorial, imaginative way to stimulate students' feelings and interests. Every subject, whether mathematics, history, or physics, is learned artistically and practically so that the experience speaks to the whole child: the head, the heart, and the hands. Drawing, painting, movement, music, singing, recitation, and drama are not treated as supplements; rather, they are the actual methods by which each subject is taught. By interweaving traditional academic disciplines with artistic and practical activities, the school provides a broad and balanced educational experience and encourages the development of capable, multifaceted individuals. 

 

MATHEMATICS

Practical math, Percent, Equations, Plane and solid geometry, Algebra

SCIENCES

Organic chemistry, Physiology, Physics

ENGLISH & GRAMMAR

Grammar review, Compositions, Business and practical writing, Creative writing

LITERATURE

Shakespeare, Epic and dramatic poetry, Folklore

HISTORY

1700 - present: Revolutions (French, American, Indian, Industrial, Civil Rights Movement)

GEOGRAPHY

World geography, Global contrasts, Global commerce and economics

SPANISH

Sentence structure, Reading and retelling of stories, Review of learned material

DRAWING

Three-dimensional drawings, Volumes

PAINTING

Dry on dry, Space in color, veil painting

MODELING

Woodworking with hand tools, Clay modeling: Human head in clay, Bones

HANDWORK

Machine sewing, Weaving

MOVEMENT EDUCATION

Fencing, Teamwork activities, Team sports, Track and field continues, Circus arts

MUSIC

Choir, Middle school orchestra, Writing music, Recorder ensemble