Waldorf History


Rudolph Steiner     

The founder of Waldorf education

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was an Austrian philosopher, scientist,artist and educator who formulated the principles that gave lifeto Waldorf education. A “Renaissance man” ahead ofhis time,he is responsible for over 50 books and approximately 6000 lectures that touched upon almost every aspect of human endeavor, from the sciences, history, and religion to medicine, agriculture, the arts, and education.  He created the Waldorf educational approach in answer to the question “What kind of education do children need so that they will not believe war is the answer to conflict?”

This is still a relevant question today.