What is Waldorf Education

Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by exploring subject areas experientially as well as academically.

The heart of the Waldorf philosophy is a belief that education is an art:  we seek to understand each child as a unique thinking, feeling and willing individual. Independent Waldorf education also acknowledges that each child is a developing human being with their own capacities and potential. We strive to prepare each child to meet an ever-changing world with tools for life-long learning: mastery of academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, physical grace and agility, artistic sensibilities and spiritual awareness – appropriate for their age and developmental stage.

We are part of a rapidly growing international community of independent schools that embrace Waldorf™ Education. These schools share a common philosophy that was initially developed by Austrian philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner in 1919.  The groundwork for Anchorage Waldorf School was laid in 1988.  It has since grown into an active and accomplished Waldorf school community, offering Waldorf education from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

 

People are usually drawn to the Anchorage Waldorf School because of the caring, personal atmosphere that is based on a deep understanding of the needs of the growing child.

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