John F. Morse Waldorf School is not only a school, but a community. A community of giving and caring teachers, staff, students, and volunteers who help make this school an inspiring place for children to learn, grow, and become better human beings. Through wonderful, quality programs such as woodwork, handwork, art, music, and foreign language, John Morse not only prepares students for a successful academic future, but addresses social, cultural, and environmental aspects to shape every child there into a well-rounded person.
John Morse Waldorf take the best of Waldorf methods and applies them in a wonderful and diverse public school setting. The best of both worlds. What a great school community.
My daughters experience at John Morse has been completely positive. Watching her develop a love of learning makes me appreciate the faculty and the Waldorf approach. It is a wonderful place to learn without being forced.
First, I am passionate about Waldorf education. Both of my children started in Waldorf schools as preschoolers. We moved my son to John Morse Waldorf Methods from a private Waldorf school in the 5th grade. He has been at John Morse for 4 years now and we are very happy with the school and his continued Waldorf education. John Morse is a wonderful community of parents, teachers and students. He does woodworking, orchestra, handwork, Spanish, gardening, art and advanced math classes, as well as all of the standard classes. We love his teacher and think this is a wonderful school.
My daughter began at John Morse Waldorf in kindergarten and graduates from 8th grade this year. She has had the most wonderful teacher who has given her such rich experiences in and out of the classroom these past eight years. JMW has given my child a well rounded education with music, art, Spanish, handwork and service. It is amazing to see these 8th graders with an incredible ability to be kind and giving to the young grades. But most of all, I appreciate that the children have a love of learning.
John Morse is a place where my children have not only recieved a well rounded education and the ability to think outside the box, they have been nurtured and treated as an important part of the John Morse community.
There is so much to love about this school. The dedicated teachers, the parent group, and of course, the wonderful well-rounded Waldorf curriculum. My children have flourished at this school. They have retained their love of school and learning all through the 8th grade (1 so far, and another nearly through) and they have retained their confidence along the way. Quite a feat for young girls in schools today. The curriculum; integrated and rich - art, music, history, story-telling, Spanish, handwork, has given them such a well-rounded education and has inspired them to think about being a part of a greater whole, and challenged them to be creative, curious, and compassionate. The fact that this is a public Waldorf school is an added plus and has given them the opportunity to be part of a dynamic community full of economic and cultural diversity. Most importantly, they have been nurtured all through the years. What a blessing!
The close-knit community, the dedicated teachers, the socio-economic diversity, the emphasis on educating the whole child are just a few of the things I love about John Morse.
The students who attend John Morse are the luckiest kids ever! They are engaged in the love of learning with the back drop of a classical education. The students who graduate from John Morse K-8 program are prepared for the most rigorous college prep high school programs and they are not burnt out! They still love and enjoy learning! The school fosters a sense of community that is rare among public schools. It is not just life long friendships, it is also thoughtful, kind, compassionate and respectful citizens that are nurtured on our campus. We love John Morse!
John Morse has the best students, staff, and parent community. It is a wonderful place to be each day. Students are healthy, happy, and learning. The staff is dedicated and works tirelessly to provide the best experience possible for each individual student. John Morse has 100% parent involvement. It is the BEST school in America!
John Morse Waldorf Inspired School allows for the best of both worlds. Being a public school, we receive the support of our district along with a dedicated staff and community who foster the Waldorf philosophy. With an extremely high rate of community participation and passion, we are truly the best school in our nation.
John Morse Waldorf School teaches students to think critically, express themselves articulately, and consider complex issues with compassion and sensitivity. What John Morse School does best is what our world needs most.
John Morse is an amazing school that has shown my children how to be loving kind and thoughtful. I have received many compliments on how well my children are behaved. I think my 20 year old son, who graduated from John Morse is such a well balanced young man because of the education he received as a child there.
John Morse Waldorf Methods School provides my son with an environment that provides all the ingredients neccesary to nurture his love of learning and inspire his creativity and development of character every day. The parents and teachers work together to create a community that provides wholistsic education for the child and the child's family. I feel grateful to be a part of a school that provides my son with experiences that will support him to love learning for the rest of his life.
Waldorf Public School, you can't beat it! John Morse honors the children, art, music, teaching the children that learning is fun, and they can learn anything they put their minds to. Waldorf Methods honors the whole child and being a public school allows for diversity. The curriculum is hands on and the community of teachers, parents and staff are a wonderful team supporting our children.
While John Morse trys to be a warm and loving school, it has grown too fast - and continues to grow. My child no longer gets the personal attention he once did because of the large class size.
Although John Morse features itself as a Waldorf School, it simply does not provide the structure, the organization, and funding necessary to be as successful as a real Waldorf School.
i was a past student at john morse, i attended the school the first year they opened i was in the 3rd grade, i attended the school until the 7th grade, the staff is amazing, i got more attention at John Morse than i did at any other school, the Woldorf system is great tought me a new perspective on things. i am proud to say i attended John Morse
Very poor disorganized leadership, a serious lack of attention to student safety and a complete lack of adequate supervision on the playground and cafeteria. The cafeteria is over-crowded. Unfortunately, all the good teachers in the world can never excuse the principles negligent behavior towards basic student safety.
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