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Notes for Prospective Students
Waldorf schools are based on the ideas of the Austrian philosopher,
artist, and educator Dr.
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).
work in the fields of philosophy, science, religion, agriculture,
art, medicine, and education he created a new form of pedagogy that
focuses on the whole child: hands, heart, and mind.
In 1919 Rudolf Steiner founded the first Waldorf School for the
children belonging to the workers of the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette
factory because he believed that quality education should be
afforded to all children.
The school quickly gained international
recognition and hundreds of Waldorf schools sprung up all over the
The number of Waldorf schools worldwide has more than
doubled in the last decade, making it one of the fastest growing
educational movements in the world.
Waldorf schools are committed
to academic excellence and offer a challenging classical education
that prepares students for the most demanding universities.
core of the Waldorf philosophy is the belief that knowledge is best
acquired experientially as well as academically.
Education is an
Inspired by the Waldorf philosophy, the Sustainable Farm School
takes a step beyond with two key examples.
Like Waldorf, we believe
individuals prosper in a simple, beautiful, and natural
Therefore, we hold our school on an organic farm and
include all aspects of tending to the land and animals into our
Our students participate in daily farm and garden
Learning to successfully interact with the land and animals
prepares them with advanced survival skills and a love for nature.
Additionally, we place specific emphasis on forward thinking
ideologies including social, cultural, environmental, and economic
Our educators value the academic tradition, many of
them holding the highest degrees in their field, while maintaining
a natural connection to the earth.
With a student to teacher ratio
of 5:1, students will get the attention and guidance necessary for
a comprehensive and enjoyable education.
Our main lesson is a 1.5 to 2 hour long daily lesson rotating
through the five academic subjects: Language Arts, History,
Mathematics, Science, and Literature.
Our secondary courses include
Whole Food Preparation, Radical Home Economics, the Mythologies,
Music, Art, and Philosophy among others.
Each term focuses on a
different cultural or historic theme, unifying lessons and creating
a diversity of understanding in the schoolroom.Our school takes a
step beyond the Waldorf School and traditional educational