The Waldorf Approach
Waldorf education brings age-appropriate content and methods to each stage of a child's development.
Waldorf education integrates the arts in all academic disciplines at all ages — involvement in the arts has been correlated to gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about and tested. They are experienced.
By meeting the students where they are in their journey, and by infusing art into every academic setting and incorporating music and movement into the broader curriculum, the Waldorf approach offers a holistic, compassionate education for the 21st century.
Being personally acquainted with a number of Waldorf students, I can say that they come closer to realizing their own potential than practically anyone I know.Joseph Weizenbaum, Professor Emeritus, MIT
This article from U.S. News & World Report summarizes the key features of a Waldorf education.
This video, provided by Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child, explains why play is so important in early childhood.
This article from AWSNA summarizes research from the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.