The Waldorf middle 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

Percentages, Ration, Money interest, Proportion, Business math, Freehand geometry

SCIENCES

Physics, Geology, Mineralogy, Astronomy

ENGLISH & GRAMMAR

Grammar, Descriptive and expository writing

LITERATURE

Tales of chivalry, Poetry, Ballads

HISTORY

From ancient Rome through the Middle Ages

GEOGRAPHY

European geography

SPANISH

Literature, History, Grammar, Geography, Conversation

DRAWING

Exact geometric drawing, Black and white drawing, Calligraphy

PAINTING

Wet on wet, Landscapes, Color contrasts, Pastels

MODELING

Bas-relief in Roman style, Wood working with hand tools

HANDWORK

Hand-sewing, Pattern design, Stuffed animals

MOVEMENT EDUCATION

Circus arts, Archery, Team sports, Fencing with staves, Teamwork games and activities

MUSIC

Descant, Alto and tenor recorders, Middle school orchestra, Choir, Three- and Four-part harmony, Circle of the fifths