Subjects that require regular repetition in shorter lessons (foreign languages and music, for example) occupy the later part of the morning. Afternoons are generally devoted to activities that are more social in nature: games and sports, painting, handwork, and gardening. Boys and girls learn knitting, sewing, and woodwork. There is a wonderful coordination and harmony of subject material throughout the curriculum. What is being taken up in each Main Lesson block appears in subtle ways in the activities of the afternoon. The challenges of handwork and the fine arts are treated not as separate, unimportant “options” but as vital parts of the complete education.
Special subjects include: