Our children are thriving at Camellia Waldorf School. It's approach builds a strong foundation in the skill areas critical for academic, social, and professional achievement. Camellia is providing our children with an excellent education that will serve them throughout life.
Camellia is committed to creating a positive school climate, and has trained its teachers and staff in positive behavior support techniques and strategies for maintaining a healthy social climate. Its students have become active participants in this approach by, among other things, creating a school-wide Code of Compassion.
At Camellia, our children are developing and strengthening the skills necessary for success in life. In addition to being excellent readers, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers, they love learning, are respectful and compassionate, and play well with others.
The teachers are amazing, creative, hard-working. They put their heart and soul into teaching their students. Their educational approach builds a strong foundation in the skill areas critical for students' academic achievement.
The homework is meaningful and substantive, and given at a developmentally appropriate age. When my child began getting homework assignments in third grade, she was so excited about it - "Mom, guess what? We got homework!" Now, she enjoys the homework and completes it on her own without us asking - probably because it is meaningful and was not forced on her at too young an age.
Our family has been at Camellia for six years now, and it has been such a wonderful place for our two girls to grow, learn and flourish. The teachers are so warm and caring, and the teaching method is extremely engaging - my 6th grader especially has been so excited about what she has been learning lately, at an age when a lot of kids are hard to engage.
Camellia teaches kids to have a life-long love of learning, a deeper depth of understanding, and excellent critical thinking skills. It is not just rote memorization of facts that they will soon forget. Due to the small class sizes, teachers also can really cater to the interests of the children in each class.
But more than that, Camellia helps kids grow into wonderful human beings. When my husband got his haircut recently, he was chatting with the woman cutting his hair. When it came up that our girls go to Camellia, she said "I can always tell when [I'm giving a haircut to] kids that go to that school. They always have something interesting to talk about." That kind of sums it up!
I am humbled and amazed by the dedication the teachers demonstrate year after year at Camellia Waldorf School. They are able to focus on each and every student, find ways to reach and encourage the student, and help the student discover and act on his or her own potential. It may sound quaint, but I have gotten the strong impression that the teachers genuinely love each and every child at Camellia Waldorf School.