I started my children in OWS' early childhood program, and we continued on into the grades, so now I've had seven years to see what the school has done for them. To say that I am amazed and grateful is an understatement. My children are intellectually curious, inquisitive, imaginative, and self-confident. They are excellent problem-solvers and critical thinkers. They question things, and they are engaged in the world around them. Other adults who come into contact with my children are always impressed with their creativity and how well they communicate with adults. They have made lasting friendships. And it's not just my kids - in talking with other parents at the school, they are seeing the same wonderful qualities in their own children. Waldorf is doing a great job of preparing my kids academically, but it has also instilled qualities in them that go beyond the three R's, and that will serve them well their entire lives. This school really sends amazing human beings out into the world.
"Awakening minds. Enlivening hearts. Engaging hands." - They do all that and more! OWS is where children can be children. An example is that kids aren't forced to read in kindergarten (the cold war is over after all). The foundation is laid with song, verse and story, then then they are ready to learn letters and reading, they devour it. Children learn how to learn and ask questions rather then how to take tests. They are outside every day. Graduates are centered and self aware rather then just self centered.
The incredibly caring staff and the developmentally appropriate and stimulating curriculum make this a great school along with parents committed to the best for their children!
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