Waldorf EducationHolistic education & learning organization.
Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. 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 artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development that address the needs of the growing child. There are over 1,000 Waldorf schools on six continents, in over 60 countries. Each school is autonomous and independently run, yet linked by a common educational philosophy and curriculum.
"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility - these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education."
~ Rudolf Steiner