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The Importance of Waldorf Education for Middle School

Most adults would describe the middle school years as awkward and confusing, but also liberating and exciting. We base this description on our own experience and on observation of middle school students over the decades. Middle school students begin to face themselves...

Stanford University Reviews Waldorf Education

Waldorf education has a lot of support. With over 1,000 schools operating around the world and a 100-year track record, Waldorf has stood the test of time. But what do the experts say? Let’s find out. Stanford University conducted a multi-year, rigorous analysis of...

Exploring Geometry Through Platonic Solids

Last week, the eighth-grade classroom was transformed into an art studio as the eighth graders participated in a 12-hour per day workshop focused on the themes of three-dimensional geometry explored through glass structures. This unique workshop was led by Hans...

Engaging Third Graders Through Architecture

At the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, teachers ask: How can we best engage students at each distinct age and inspire a lifelong love of learning? Third-grade students have a better capacity and a deep curiosity to understand their world, their relationship to the...

Curriculum at a Waldorf School: Nursery through Eighth Grade

Get an inside peek into what our students are learning and doing from Nursery through Eighth Grade and Subject Teachers. Read the complete January 2017 Curriculum Updates here. Below are a few highlights: Nursery is mastering the hard work of staying at the table...