Waldorf education is child based. The curriculum meets the child's needs.
At Pasadena Waldorf children receive a rigorous academic education instilled with beauty and respect that allows the children to thrive enabling them to become who they really are, to become responsible free human beings.
Thank you parents, students, staff, teachers and friends for making the Elves Fair magical one more year. It is a privilege to be part of this community that truly embodies the values of cooperation, respect, care and love, and is not shy of working hard together for the common good.
Our experience has been one of very effective and very committed teachers. Students will spend grades 1-8 with the same teacher. As the students get older, more and more subject teachers are added, but that base of love and stability is there for the kids.
Most teachers are great and do care about the children. There have been a few instances, a recent one included, where the teacher was horrible and families were leaving because of this and it took a long time to let that teacher go.
Many of the children are very well-behaved. Spoiled but generally pretty good. There have been issues where some kids were bullies and they weren't dealt with because their parents contribute too much money. Some kids have left the school because of being bullied.
I feel that many of the students are from very wealthy families and are very spoiled. They go on all kinds of trips and have lots of stuff. Giving back is not as emphasized as I feel from such a batch of privileged students and families.