Though the practical components of Waldorf instruction may seem similar to something like Montessori education, what sets it apart is the foundation grounded in Anthroposophy, or the belief in the transformative power of individual spiritual development. By educating the whole child through head, heart, and hands, Anthroposophy tells us that we are unlocking his or her unique potential and serving the further development of humanity.
This may sound unwieldy and theoretical, but here at Aurora Waldorf School we channel this philosophy to follow these core beliefs:
- Childhood is to be honored and preserved
- Learning is not to be rushed
- School can be a joyful place
- Every child deserves to be outside every day
- The arts are essential to our humanity
- Excellence is possible for every child
- Education is more than just the exchange of facts and information
This approach is time-tested, developmentally appropriate, and is changing the world every day. Waldorf education has been preparing children across the globe to meet the future for 100 years.