Benefits of Waldorf Education

“Waldorf education addresses the child as no other education does. Learning, whether in chemistry, mathematics, history or geography, is imbued with life and so with joy, which is the only true basis for later study. The textures and colors of nature, the accomplishments and struggles of humankind fill the Waldorf students’ imaginations and the pages of their beautiful books. Education grows into a union with life that serves them for decades.

By the time they reach us at the college and university level, these students are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. Such students possess the eye of the discoverer, and the compassionate heart of the reformer which, when joined to a task, can change the planet.”

Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Amherst College


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Browse these websites for additional information on the benefits of Waldorf Education:

Natural Learning: Ithaca Waldorf School offers education based in music, movement and neuroscience – An article in the Ithaca Times, April 2013

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute – The front page NY Times article of October 23, 2011 reports why Silicon Valley executives and computer program designers choose Waldorf education for their children.

Why Waldorf Works – Visit the Web site for AWSNA, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, and read about how a Waldorf education leads children to a lifelong love of learning and a full development of their individual capacities.

The Case for Working with Your Hands – A New York Times article about the value of being able to work usefully with your hands to create things.

Kindergarten Cram — A New York Times article about a parent looking for a kindergarten that did not accelerate academics or require homework.