About Waldorf Education

Critical thinking skills, emotional and social intelligence, kinesthetic hands on learning.

Waldorf education cultivates three principal faculties in children: thinking, feeling, and doing, often described as “head, heart, and hands.” Head refers to the ability to think clearly and independently. Heart refers to the capacity for feeling emotionally connected to one’s work and the world at large. Hands refers to the willingness to take action to achieve one’s goals and to contribute to the world.

Waldorf education is also designed to produce balanced, well-rounded individuals, with a curriculum that is both integrated and developmentally appropriate. By integrating academic learning, physical activity, appreciation for all subjects and moral responsibility, it cultivates the body, mind and spirit. It is also highly cognizant of the various stages of children’s development, meeting and challenging students in ways most suited to the child’s particular age and experience.

Waldorf education answers the call of forward-thinking families who sense that their children will need more than just a store of information to succeed in our rapidly changing world. Camellia families understand that children will need to distinguish themselves as superior critical thinkers and creative problem solvers, not merely good test-takers. They also want their children to achieve a high degree of satisfaction in life. They seek to empower their children first to know their own hearts and then to venture forth to contribute to the world in various ways. Camellia families perceive Waldorf education as an environment that delivers in all areas that are most important to them when they think about the future, long-term success of their children.

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