“A sense of belonging, high expectations, caring adults, a chance to fail and bounce back, honoring a diversity of talents... research has shown these elements are important to creating successful, resilient adults. At Live Oak, these things aren’t buzz words or something to “try to add", they exist in the fabric of the school, it is simply what the school does. The daily morning handshake with eye contact, the long, in-depth stories and lessons, sensory integration/coordination games, presentations in front of the class, end of the day chores, nature, art, theater, music, dance… all these Waldorf experiences created capacities in my boys that continue to grow and shine in ways both hoped for as well as unforeseen.
My children and their Live Oak peers are thriving and inspiring others. Yet life will bring inevitable trials and hardships so I am grateful to Live Oak for giving them compassion, an ability to see and create beauty in the world, caring friends and experiences of deep joy and contentment. Live Oak is sustenance for the entire journey, life is so much more than an aptitude test. ”