Celebrating 100 years of Waldorf®Education Worldwide

30 Years of Waldorf Education In Connecticut

Waldorf schools around the world are celebrating the centenary of Waldorf Education. The first Waldorf school was founded in Germany in 1919 based on the insights of philosopher, scientist, and artist, Rudolf Steiner who believed, “The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility — these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.”

There are now more than 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide, each inspired by the same respect for imagination, truth, and responsibility and each informed with their own regional histories and cultures.

Postcard Exchange

As part of the Waldorf100 celebration, Waldorf students worldwide are sending postcards to every Waldorf school in the world—more than 1000 schools! Our students have been busily sending out postcards and these are a sampling of the beautiful postcards we have received in turn.

The Waldorf Chronicles

As part of the worldwide Waldorf 100 celebrations, we are recording our voices and sharing our stories through The Waldorf Chronicles, an archive project. Waldorf schools and teacher training institutes in North America are adding interviews to the StoryCorps Archive, the largest collection of human voices ever gathered.

Topics for The Waldorf Chronicles include:

  • FALL 2018: The Roots — 
 Founders’ Stories
  • WINTER 2019: The Crowning Blossom — 
 High School and Alumni Stories
  • Spring 2019: The Budding Heart — 
 Grades’ Stories
  • SUMMER 2019: The Seedlings of Imagination — 
 Early Childhood Stories

If you would like to be interviewed for the Waldorf Chronicles, please e-mail Christina Dixcy. You can read sample questions on The Waldorf Chronicles’ page.

Listen to our first interview with HVWS founder,
Melissa Merkling

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Waldorf Chronicles:

A Waldorf100 Initiative

Learn more about Waldorf schools wordwide

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The Waldorf student is a creative student, who learns how to observe and synthesize information, build personal resilience, and develop a moral compass that will guide them throughout life. Schedule a visit to explore if HVWS is the right fit for your child.