Programs for Parent -Child Classes through Grade 8
The Waldorf School curriculum, for Nursery/preschool through 8th grade, developed and refined over the past seven decades, is designed as a unity, and its subjects are introduced and developed in a sequence that mirrors the inner development of the growing child. Incoming students at every grade level readily adjust to the natural progression of the curriculum.
In addition to the comprehensive academic curriculum of the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, there is a sequential curriculum in foreign language, vocal and instrumental music, speech and drama, drawing and watercolor painting, handwork and modeling, physical education, sports, and Eurythmy.
The record of each child’s experience through the days and weeks is gathered in books which they write and illustrate. Later, in adolescence, these experiences, and the enthusiasm for learning that is quickened through them, become a sound basis for the unfolding of individual intellect and judgment.
Each child’s progress is shared and discussed with parents through written reports and parent-teacher conferences. In the seventh and eighth grades, standard achievement tests are taken yearly in the Spring as a preparation for the transition to high school. Our students score in the upper percentiles in both reading and mathematics, and are consistently welcomed and successful in any high school situation, ..they choose.