The Garden School of Marietta
- School Type: Waldorf School
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
- Yearly Tuition: $11,625
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: Feb. 28
- Source: Verified school update
Academics and Faculty
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
- The Garden School educates children in a loving, enriching environment. We offer a rich curriculum that awakens the imagination, opens the heart, and engages the hands by developing each child's ability to think clearly, feel deeply and act purposefully. At The Garden we are committed to:
- // Honoring each child's spirit while emphasizing responsibility and cooperation;
- // Fostering academic excellence through an integrated, Waldorf-inspired curriculum that reveals the interrelatedness of all knowledge, and which teaches children how to learn rather than merely how to memorize information;
- // An experiential approach that allows each subject to be explored through many modalities and hands-on activities including discussion, field investigations, drama, art, music, and written material;
- // Making a progressive, Waldorf-inspired education available to children of all backgrounds and families of all means;
- // Cultivating a spirit of ownership and community, where children see their parents involved regularly in the daily life of the school; and
- // Respect for others, reverence for nature, service to the wider community and unity with all life.
- The first seven years of a childs life are devoted to the development of the physical body and PLAY is the childs work in the Kindergarten. Neural pathways in the developing brain are laid down through movement and imaginative play, building a strong foundation for later academic learning. Plenty of free, unstructured play encourages problem solving, creative thinking, and facilitates healthy social interaction. Children learn though imitating the world around them and if children are given the opportunity to imitate that which is beautiful, meaningful and true, then they are able to go forth in life with initiative and purpose.
- The Forest Kindergarten teacher is the model for the child demonstrating purposeful use of language, meaningful physical movement, and cultivation of beauty. Our teachers, through rhythm, repetition and reverence, are able to create a wholesome environment that nurtures the physical, emotional, social and spiritual development of each child. They also encourage a budding sense of scientific curiosity and engagement with the natural world.
- To face the future in our rapidly changing world with confidence, our children need to develop emotional stability, intellectual flexibility, and moral values along with academic skills. Children learn differently at different stages of development. This means that the curriculum of each grade is carefully chosen to work in harmony with the phases of the childs inner development.
- In the first eight grades of school, children encounter the main branches of human knowledge. During that time, they also form their sense of self and their attitude toward others and the world around them. In short, they lay the foundation for their future striving and development. It is the aim of our Waldorf-inspired education to make their foundation resilient and broad.The children participate in choral and instrumental music, express themselves through drama and a variety of other artistic media, practice hands-on skills such as knitting, gardening, and woodworking in addition to solid academic subjects such as English, history, geography, mathematics, and the sciences.
- Children learn best if they love their teacher. When children enter Grade 1 at The Garden School, they meet the person, who ideally, will teach them the core curriculum for the next eight years. The relationship between teacher and child is constantly evolving and deepening, and provides a continuity often lacking today. Mutual trust and confidence allows the development of an authority that is not arbitrary and to which children respond without aggression or resentment. In this way, parents and teachers can work together over long periods of time, orchestrating their efforts to meet the changing needs of the child.
- Each day begins with a two-hour period devoted to a single academic subject when the childrens concentration is at its peak. One topic is studied for three or four weeks and then a new topic is begun. This method allows the teacher to cover a subject in-depth, using a variety of approaches.
- The best way to make an informed decision about whether or not your child should attend The Garden School would be to attend an online tour or open house.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does The Garden School of Marietta cost?
The Garden School of Marietta's tuition is approximately $11,625 for private students.
When is the application deadline for The Garden School of Marietta?
The application deadline for The Garden School of Marietta is Feb. 28.
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