As parents, your experiences and first-hand knowledge about Spring Garden are invaluable to the continued growth and improvement of our Waldorf school. Whether you’ve been with us for years or you’ve just joined us, we encourage and value your feedback.
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America helps us engage in a self study to identify the strengths and challenges in our curriculum, administration, and school as a whole. It is also an essential part of our re-accreditation process. We thank you in advance for all that you do, and hope you will join us in this important work. Please click on one the following links if youʼre planning on attending.
Please join us for one of two community feedback sessions:
- April 10 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Click here to register for April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
- April 11 at 8:45-9:45 a.m. | Click here to register for April 11 at 8:45 a.m.
When parents are researching private schools, the myriad of options and different educational philosophies can sometimes be overwhelming. Many of our prospective parents are considering transitioning their children from public school into a Waldorf Education. And so, the question becomes, “What exactly is the difference between my child’s current experience and Waldorf?”
One might generally summarize the differences in this way: Waldorf puts high value in art, critical thinking, and creativity and does not pursue academic instruction before the age of seven. Public school puts a high value on standard and measurable academics, with a focus on math and reading starting at age five.
But this does not shed much light on the multi-layered and nuanced approaches of each system. In an effort to clarify, we have created this chart describing similarities and differences in each educational system. But, for true clarification about these methods and their appropriateness for your child, visit schools in your area and experience in-session classroom visits.
No matter what type of education is right for your child is up to you and your family, we encourage you to tour a Waldorf school while class is in session to experience Waldorf education first hand. Learn More HERE if you’d like to visit Spring Garden Waldorf of Northeast Ohio.
Administrative Team Leader
Browse of catalog for the 2014 Spring Garden Waldorf Auction.
When: April 8th 9 a.m.-10 a.m. or April 8th 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Mr. Gannon, an experienced Waldorf teacher, has graciously offered to give a talk for parents. His talk will cover how skills and curriculum are approached in the first grade. This is an exceptional opportunity to educate yourself on how Waldorf education meets the needs of the child by presenting developmentally appropriate material, or, as we like to say, “the right thing at the right time”.
This event is FREE and open to all SGWS families as well as the greater community. We hope you are able to join us for this informative presentation. Please feel free to bring friends, family or acquaintances who would like to learn more.
We look forward to seeing you there!