From Early Childhood through Grades 1 - 8, the Waldorf curriculum meets each child with what he or she needs most. In Nursery and Kindergarten, that means consistency, warmth, meaningful work, time in nature, and imaginative play. This lays the groundwork for the Grades, where the arts, stories, academics, and practical activities build a rich curriculum of language arts, math, sciences, history, and geography. Creative Development classes such as handwork, music, gym, foreign language, eurythmy, and woodwork allow each child to succeed and grow to their full potential, while our lunch and middle school sports programs nourish them inside and out.
The surrounding fields, woods, streams, playgrounds, and gardens make up our biggest classroom, which hosts our students of all ages, in all weather, for daily play and outdoor learning. Indoors, our spacious former public school building includes an auditorium, and full gym with a climbing wall.
This progression of supported development prepares young men and women to take their place in the world with confidence and a clear sense of their own worth. Our graduates are capable, creative, interested (and interesting!) human beings.
It takes more than healthy students to have a healthy school, and we are equally committed to supporting all members of our community – including parents, faculty, and staff – in their own development. Through offerings like our Tuition Assistance Program, before- and after-school care, and City Initiative Scholarships, we strive to make choosing Waldorf education a reality for every family. We are pleased to provide a free bus from a central downtown location for our students in the city of Buffalo and surrounding areas. As always in New York State, busing within a 15-mile drive of the school is provided free by your district.
We aim to continually strengthen our faculty and staff through comprehensive benefits packages, mentoring, and subsidized training and networking opportunities. Our frequent community events – including festivals, conferences, workshops, and volunteering – invite us to engage one another as we all unfold this journey through the world of Waldorf together.