Middle School

10 to 14 years | Class 5 to 8

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch out of a free, meandering brook.

– Henry David Thoreau

The Middle School Curriculum

Read a general overview of the Waldorf curriculum here.

Waldorf education has been an important model of holistic education for (more than) a century.
It is one of the very few forms of education that acknowledges the soul-life of children and nurtures that life.
It is truly an education for the whole child …
Jack Miller, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

Waldorf students don’t use textbooks for the first five years of school. They make their own and continue to do so even when textbooks are introduced. By creating their own lesson books, Waldorf students come to ‘own’ the information and ideas that they study.

Informed parenting

Children’s Quarrels

by Elisabeth Klein

There slumbers in every class some
sort of drama, waiting to awaken and
come to life … intellectual learning
is a kind of narcotic: it benumbs the
children. Artistic learning is more
strenuous. When the underlying
drama is aroused, all sorts of
dramatic things take place, including
even battles.

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