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At first glance, Waldorf may seem dramatically different from mainstream education.

We are.

Our world is changing at unprecedented speeds. Traditional forms of education, performing well on tests and memorizing facts are no longer enough to prepare students for an unknown future. Prairie Hill is here to foster our future innovators, risk-takers, critical thinkers and fearless leaders.

These differences are intentional and what set our students apart, now and in the future.

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On Adaptability:

"IQ is the minimum you need to get a job, but AQ is how you will be successful over time."


-Natalie Fratto, VP at Goldman Sachs

On Adaptability:

Is ‘AQ’ More Important Than Intelligence?
Seb Murray, BBC

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On Imagination:

"A central objective of Waldorf teaching is to create a sense of wonder about each subject, even math."


-Todd Oppenheimer, The Atlantic

On Imagination:

Schooling the Imagination, The Atlantic

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On Creativity:

"My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."


-Sir Ken Robinson on Ted.com

On Creativity:

Do Schools Kill Creativity? Ted.com

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On Technology:

"Teaching is a human experience. Technology is a distraction when we need literacy, numeracy and critical thinking."



-Pierre Laurent, from NYT article by Matt Richter

On Technology:

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute, The New York Times

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On Learning:

"The academic takeover of American early learning can be understood as a shift from what I would call an 'ideas-based curriculum' to a 'naming-and-labeling-based curriculum.'"


-Erika Christakis, The Atlantic

On Learning:

The New Preschool is Crushing Kids, The Atlantic

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On Play:

"In free play, children learn to make their own decisions, solve their own problems, create and abide by rules, and get along with others as equals rather than as obedient or rebellious subordinates."


-Peter Grey, Professor of Psychology at Boston University

On Play:

Why Free Play is the Best Summer School, The Atlantic

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