“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.” R. Steiner
In the heart of a Waldorf teacher lives the commitment to help each student reach for his or her highest potential. Waldorf teachers have a deep understanding of the whole human being as it unfolds through the critical phases of toddler, child, and teenager—so that they can guide students on their life journey.
Waldorf teachers have a commitment to ongoing self-development to inspire their students. They create lively, memorable lessons in which students are engaged and self-motivated.
Our faculty is specially trained in Waldorf education. Teachers stay with their classes for many years and as they lead the children through the grades, their insight of each child's development grows. The insights gained and the deepening relationship with the children and parents enables the teacher to more completely develop the abilities of each child. The teacher and child develop a profound mentoring relationship.
The close community relationship established between a class and its teacher is balanced by lessons taught by subject specialists, so that the children have a healthy experience of many different adults. Subjects such as foreign language, music, handwork and physical education are taught by specialty teachers.
Program staff coordinates and supports many of the activities available to children and parents at our school
Kindergarten and classroom assistants work closely with the teachers to support the children in their daily activities. Substitute teachers are qualified and prepared to step in when necessary.
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