Grades: NS - 8 | 177 students
At the Westside Waldorf School, students love learning and we provide a highly-dedicated, Waldorf-trained, international faculty, teaching a curriculum that nurtures each child, bringing out his best. Waldorf teachers are qualified in a unique pedagogy with a global perspective that promotes peace and humanity. They are well-prepared to deliver their lessons orally (without the use of textbooks), and possess artistic dispositions to draw out the creativity within each child. Through the Waldorf curriculum, the festivals, and the community life at Westside Waldorf School, we strive to give children what they need at each developmental stage, and we provide them with a balanced education. The curriculum itself is a work of art, and the techniques used in the classroom to draw out the children are masterful. The Waldorf approach helps each student gain the inner and physical strength to flower into freethinking individuals. Artistic, cognitive, and practical lessons are all combined to nurture the strengths, potential and uniqueness of each child. Thematic learning, concentrated main lesson blocks, remaining with the same teacher over a course of years, are all Waldorf innovations that are now supported by research as enhancing the learning process.