|Grade School Program|
“Accept the children with reverence, educate them with love, send them forth in freedom.”
Our beautiful farm is the ideal setting for grade school children to learn, to play, to build friendships, and to grow. In our supportive environment, children experience a developmentally appropriate and rigorous Waldorf curriculum while learning practical lessons on the farm. The creative presentation of the subjects taught in the classroom, combined with the hands-on experience of the lessons learned on the farm, allows motivation for learning to arise naturally from within, fostering a joyful outlook on the world and cultivating a lifelong love of learning.
The Class Teacher
In Waldorf schools, the class teacher will ideally take the same group of children from first through eighth grades. This gives children continuing security and guidance and allows teachers to become well-acquainted with each child as a unique individual. As each child matures, the teacher gains insight on how best to encourage the child to unfold his or her innate gifts.
Teaching in a Waldorf classroom is a creative process in which the teacher transforms education into an art. With an imaginative approach to education, the teacher strives to awaken each child’s inner faculties while daily presenting Main Lesson blocks in social science and literature, geography, mathematics, language arts, and the natural sciences. Foreign language is taught by a specialist in the language, and other special subjects such as handwork and music are taught by the class teacher or specialists in these fields.
Our Classes for the 2012–2013 School Year
School hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM;
Our grade school consists of first grade and four combined grades. Our Waldorf-trained grade school teachers design their lessons to best meet the range of ages and abilities in each of our classes.
See Faculty & Staff for full biographies of our teachers.