In 1919, Rudolf Steiner founded the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany. In many parts of the world Waldorf schools are known as Rudolf Steiner schools or even Steiner Schools. Today, there are almost 900 Rudolf Steiner Schools worldwide. The long-term success of Rudolf Steiner’s education system sets it apart from other systems and educational reforms of the 20th century. The fact that Rudolf Steiner Schools continue to thrive is testament to the relevance and contemporary nature of Rudolf Steiner education.
A Rudolf Steiner school aims to address the changing needs of each child as they progress through their developmental phases. Although care is taken to ensure that learners meet the minimum requirements of the state, which includes all the recognised subjects of the national curriculum, our focus is on the Waldorf curriculum. Learners are taught age-appropriately and the aim is to ensure that the child is addressed as a whole person and not just a machine that has to process large amounts of data. This innovative teaching method assists in reaching the objectives of developing clarity in reason, balance in emotion as well as initiative and a real consciousness for what is happening in the world around us.
Rudolf Steiner schools help learners flourish in a wonderful and engaging atmosphere that fosters clear, critical thinking and innovation, open-mindedness and compassion. The close human relationships cultivated at Rudolf Steiner schools help learners develop a strong sense of self and an awareness of others.
Rudolf Steiner schools have a reputation for producing balanced, well-rounded individuals who are able to cope with the demands of this dynamic and uncertain world.
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