The moment we think about getting our child admitted to a school, there are way too many options these days. Many schools today are based on conventional education methodologies but there are few options of alternative education philosophies too like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio, to name a few.
Let me share with you some principles of Waldorf education, its pros and cons & then you can perhaps decide whether Waldorf education is a choice you want to make for your child and as a family.
Rudolf Steiner created Waldorf education in 1919 after the First World War with the intention of educating students for peace. He believed all human beings had the ability for spiritual growth and self-improvement.
Waldorf education has a consistent philosophy of child development underlying the curriculum. All subjects are introduced in an age-appropriate fashion. Waldorf schools are based on the philosophy that imaginative and practical, hands-on work is the best way to promote learning.
Source: Princeton waldorf
Source: Sophia institute
Because Waldorf education is so different than traditional schooling, it’s worth asking whether a Waldorf school is right not just for your child, but for your entire family.
It is NOT for you in the following situations:
The main reason I personally love Waldorf is that it honours and protects the wonder of childhood.
Did this post make your decision about the school easy or difficult? Do share!
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