Class Teacher

The Class Teacher ideally takes the same class of children through eight years of elementary school (first to eighth grade), teaching all the Main Lesson subjects. For the teacher, this means time to really get to know the children and help their gifts unfold. For the students, this relationship offers stability and guidance.


Every grade performs a class play each year, with the subject arising from the curriculum of the main lesson. 
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Eurythmy, a movement art unique to Waldorf schools, helps children become more imaginative, graceful, coordinated, alert, and at ease within themselves; it also greatly enhances spatial orientation, peripheral perception, and awareness of others.
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Form Drawing

Form drawing, a visual art unique to Waldorf schools, enhances one’s ability to concentrate, strengthens spatial orientation and eye-hand coordination, and helps with sequencing and tracking for writing and reading.
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Handwork and Practical Arts

Coordination, patience, perseverance, and imagination are developed through practical work.
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By living in various cultures through their legends and literature students gain flexibility and an appreciation for the diversity of humankind.
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Main Lesson

Main Lesson is the two-hour period every morning in which the main subject of the day is presented. That subject―for example mathematics, history, botany, or acoustics―is taught daily for a 3- or 4-week block and then put aside, perhaps to be continued later in the term. This approach allows for concentrated, in-depth experience; freshness and enthusiasm; and time to digest what has been learned.


The teaching of mathematics begins in the first grade with the four arithmetical processes and continues through algebra and solid geometry in eighth grade.
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Music permeates life in the Waldorf school through a curriculum designed to develop the innate musicality with which every child is born.
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Physical Education

Students play games and sports which improve coordination, balance, and rhythm.
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In Waldorf schools the goal of reading instruction is to establish a joyful and living experience of language.
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Recess is an integral part of the rhythm of every day―an "out breath" to the "in breath" of academic study.
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The Sciences are taught experientially: the teacher sets up an experiment, calls upon the students to observe carefully, ponder and discuss, and then allows them to discover the resulting law, formula, or principle.
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Textbooks are not used in the elementary grades at Waldorf schools. Instead, after teachers have presented the materials being studied, the students create individual books for each subject, recording and illustrating the substance of their lessons. These artistic and beautiful creations are an important way in which art is integrated into every subject.

Traditional Country Dancing

Traditional country dancing increases students' confidence, social skills, and cooperation. It's also fun!
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Visual Arts

The visual arts are infused into nearly every academic subject in the Waldorf curriculum through varied techniques including drawing, painting, and clay modelling. 
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Learning a new language strengthens the ability to listen to another person, to follow and grasp the other person’s spoken and unspoken intentions.
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