One of the motto's of this school is 'Education from the inside out.' And that is a pretty wonderful explanation, in a nut shell, of how this education works. Waldorf education is about raising a whole human being, first, and providing that human being with the strength and tools they need to thrive and serve the world as a whole. Waldorf education is not a competition and it is not a sprint. It is a journey. Our daughter started her journey at this school in preschool. She is now in 6th grade; incredibly poised, thoughtful, kind, intelligent, athletic and gifted in the arts, which are a constant, priceless part of the regular Waldorf curriculum. I am grateful every day that this is my daughter's foundation for life. I wish every child - and every family - could experience the depth and beauty of what this education has to offer.
It is the teachers' exceptional dedication and commitment to each student and the process whereby lessons in every subject are taught by engaging the whole being - not only the intellect but also the physique and the psyche, that produce remarkable human beings who know how to think for themselves and actually enjoy learning for life.
All experts and all Waldorf teacher certified. This is a teacher run school. The faculty supports one another and dedicates a lot of time to continuing education and always evaluating and improving themselves.
PWS is a great community! My kids are happy and thriving. They love to go to school, they want to get there early and I can hardly get them to leave before the last minute of aftercare. My first grader loves math, has learned to knit and play the pentatonic flute. She takes Spanish and Japanese classes every week. The wishing Well School Store and Squirrels Nest Cafe are amazing too!
Our teachers are amazing and wow me daily. How they can get the children to pay attention even in exciting moments without yelling is something that I try to work on as a parent! The teachers work more on getting the children engaged on many levels than on straight up memorization. If you want that type of teaching just forget private school tuition and go public.