Waldorf classrooms are child-centered, teacher-led, and experiential. Children witness phenomena firsthand before they are taught the principles underlying those phenomena. In the early years, rhythm and routine are the cornerstones, building the child’s sense of safety and trust in the world. In the Lower School, students begin their academic training through an arts- and movement-infused curriculum, alongside social activities. In the High School, a rigorous academic program is complemented by sports, a rich artistic life, an international exchange program, internship opportunities, and many community service initiatives. Professors who have taught Waldorf students across many academic disciplines and across a wide range of campuses—from State Universities to Ivy League—note that Waldorf graduates have the ability to integrate thinking; to assimilate information as opposed to memorizing isolated facts; to be flexible, creative and willing to take intellectual risks; and are leaders with high ethical and moral standards who take initiative and are passionate to reach their goals. Waldorf graduates are highly sought after in higher education.
A different kind of private school, Green Meadow Waldorf School recognizes the child's spiritual freedom and growth. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's insights into human development, Green Meadow nurtures the physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities of children through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Green Meadow Waldorf School engenders in its young people the academic, social, artistic, and practical abilities that will enable them to become self-reliant individuals capable of meeting whatever challenges they face in the future.
Green Meadow Waldorf School is one of about 300 Waldorf Schools in the United States and approximately 1,000 Waldorf Schools internationally. We don't teach to the test or adhere to Common Core standards; instead, the Waldorf curriculum develops independent, critical thinking and problem solving, teaches students to become ethical adults, and promotes true joy in learning.
As one of the few Waldorf schools in the area with a high school, we currently have about 330 students in Nursery through Twelfth Grade. We offer a Parent & Child program for babies and toddlers from birth to age three, and a popular Community Education Series that engages parents and brings members of the larger community onto our campus.
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“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”
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