April 24, 2014
We searched for an environment that placed less emphasis on testing and more on deep, engaged learning that meets the child where they are. At Waldorf School of Bend, our daughter feels safe, loved, inspired, and nurtured by the tremendously dedicated faculty and staff. A snapshot of the rich, weekly curriculum, beginning in first grade: math, language arts, Spanish, German, music, cooking, woodworking, handwork, art, movement, nature studies, and lots of time outside -- and more. The field trips ensure that students explore beyond the school's walls (dogsledding, farm visits, and more). From hands-on science experiments to performing a Roman comedy, students here get a truly well-rounded, classical education -- that beautifully builds layer upon layer of knowledge, and a passion for problem-solving, exploration, community involvement, and life itself. It is a growing school with exciting plans for the future and a dedicated, welcoming parent community. On a given day, the cheerful, happy halls are full of the smell of freshly baked bread, the sound of piano and flute, bright watercolors, and happy, curious faces.
- submitted by a parent