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Arts at AWS

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The arts are not optional at Aurora Waldorf; they are essential. Why? Because the entire curriculum is taught through them.

Our students don’t “have music” or “do art” once a week. Instead, every student draws and sings every day, plays an instrument in an orchestra or band, knits and crochets, carves a wooden spoon, performs in a play every year, and much more.

That’s why our students are such creative problem solvers. From theater, they learn the art of collaboration; from painting, they learn attention to detail; from music, discipline. AWS graduates have taken these lessons with them into careers in business, teaching, law, technology, the military, environmental advocacy, medicine, and of course, fine and performing arts.

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"If you've had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder, then you feel that you can build a rocket ship—or learn a software program you've never touched. It's not bravado, just a quiet confidence. There is nothing you can't do. Why couldn't you? Why couldn't anybody?"

- Peter Nitze, engineer, graduate of Rudolf Steiner School of New York City, Harvard and Stanford universities.