Why do kids love Prairie Hill Waldorf School?
My friends – everybody loves me.
My teacher…how she sings...how we have outside time in different places.
We do a lot of art. You get to stay with your teacher 1st - 8th grade, and you get to do different things like woodworking and painting.
We get to do art, we get eighth-grade buddies in first grade, and we know everyone.
They make things fun.
I get to sing every day. I like to learn things from the olden days and now.
My friends are always there when I need help with something.
Lots of space and time to explore outside. The festivals, handwork, eighth-grade buddies.
We hear a lot of great stories. Yuletide Faire! I love making things in handwork.
They teach things in an easy way to learn and remember them. Everybody wants to be friends, so I never feel left out. My teacher.
The morning verse. It makes me feel better inside.
You get to learn things in an easier way, for example: Lord Divide and Tanya Times, and useful real things like pumpkins--to actually make a pumpkin pie, to figure our how much pumpkin it takes to make a pie. I love that we keep the same teacher. We already know that we can trust her every year. Helping partners to help each other in class feels good. My class is like a family.
Raising chickens, making things.
Why do parents love Prairie Hill Waldorf School?
Hands-on, real-world, experiential learning applied at an appropriate age
We believe that PHWS will help teach our children to respect the world, others, earth, self and to think.
Its simplicity–lack of superficial values
The reverence for the children.
We like the loving nurturing atmosphere throughout the whole school. There is beauty and depth in all aspects of the child’s day. The teachers understand a child’s development and teach just what the children are ready for at that stage.
I see a genuine love between teachers and their students.
Prairie Hill allows a child to be a child.
Walking down the halls and hearing the children singing– and just everything else.
I think the parent support of the school is unmatched to any other, and the commitment of our teachers is phenomenal.
Waldorf children don’t think out of the box – they don’t even know that a box exists.
The special way that the academics is approached so as to maintain a love of learning and exploration - so the child doesn’t get burned out and so he develops a creative curiosity.
Prairie Hill provides an environment to nurture the child’s natural curiosity to explore and learn...and how we/he can affect the world/his environment in a positive way.
I love everything! I love the hands-on approach, the rhythms, the connection to the earth and the spirit life, the community involvement, the arts and handwork, early language exposure, single-teacher continuity.
It’s like taking a deep cool drink for a thirsty spirit.
They have a great understanding of children’s developmental phases that meets the needs of the children in a way not addressed in traditional philosophies. From an 8-year veteran public school teacher I love what a Waldorf school does socially for the child, the class and the community. No one is left out. Students help each other and are taught true love and respect.
I love the strong math and science taught in our curriculum.
The reverence and beauty that all subjects are approached with. Waldorf still emphasizes finding beauty in many things which I think instills respect for the subjects. The depth to which they learn each subject penetrates each child deeply and stays with them.
Prairie Hill is truly a school where children come first.
Prairie Hill provides a strong partner we need to maintain a healthy, wholesome environment in our home. I finally found a healthy balance for the fast lane.
[The teacher] encouraged and inspired him to action!
Thank you for sparking [my son's] soul and his creative skills.
I love PHWS and everything they have done.
[The play] opened his eyes to the world about being himself.
If the kid doesn't fit in the "nice neat box" they don't thrive there...PHWS helped us realize that it is not the kid that needs to change. We thank you so much for opening our eyes to possibilities to opening their eyes and inspiring success versus "forcing into the box".
Why people love Prairie Hill Waldorf School?