Why Waldorf? - The Waldorf Approach
Waldorf has become the largest independent, non-denominational education movement in the world, with over 900 schools and an additional 600 early childhood programs in 83 countries. What accounts for this widespread interest?
Following the indications of Austrian scientist and philosopher, Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), Waldorf education employs a fully developed approach that addresses the whole child: head, heart and hands. The integrated curriculum presents the right thing at the right time, moving the developing child to learn and grow in an atmosphere of respect for each child's uniqueness. The children are taught in the context of their own stage of development with the understanding that subjects must be brought to them in different ways at different ages through an interdisciplinary approach. Children are not rushed, but encouraged.