Our curriculum is Waldorf-based—most notably, we follow the main lesson structure used by Steiner schools around the world, though we also adapt this structure to our special circumstances. The curriculum contains all the traditional subjects, but takes special care to maintain a healthy balance in educating not just the intellectual, but the practical and aesthetic/artistic capacities of our pupils. We work to nurture their curiosity and imagination by creating a warm, safe, and inspired environment for them.
In this pressure filled, fiercely competitive world, Waldorf education strives to preserve and nurture our humanity by honoring each child for her unique gifts and talents. Waldorf education certainly encourages academic excellence, but our intellectual capacities and ability to retain factual data are only one part of being a human being.
The child lives in a world of limitless possibilities enlivened by their innate imagination; forcing children to perform prematurely reduces the wonders of the world to dry abstractions and intellectualized data. In doing so, not only is their creativity damaged but something of the precious magic of childhood is lost.
Our curriculum provides a flexible set of pedagogical guidelines, founded on Rudolf Steiner's principles, which take account of the whole child as he/she develops between the ages of 6 and 14. Our teachers give thoughtful attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs of each pupil. Where appropriate, the core subjects of the curriculum are taught in thematic main lesson blocks and all lessons include a balance of artistic, practical and intellectual content. Whole class, mixed ability teaching is the norm.