Swallowtail School spends the first week of the new school year on the Farm property. It’s called ‘Outdoor School’, but really it’s a team-building retreat.Read More
"Becoming" is the third film in a series of short films produced on the occasion of the centenary of Waldorf Education under the direction of the award-winning Californian documentary filmmaker Paul Zehrer, and which provide an insight into the inclusive diversity of Waldorf Education under the most diverse cultural, social, religious and economic conditions around the globe.
No age has a deeper impact on the whole of life than the first years of childhood. "During those first seven years, children develop their bodily foundation for life. They explore and experience the world with their senses and through meeting the other. These early encounters in life have a deep influence and long lasting effect on the making of their own being,” says Clara Aerts, coordinating member of IASWECE and co-producer of the film, which was shot in the USA, Israel, Japan, India, South Africa, Guatemala, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany. "The experiences that we make possible - or withhold - for our children at this age form the most elementary basis for their further lives and thus ultimately for the future of humanity.”
Resist the temptation to respond to the declaration of “I’m bored” with an organized activity. Let boredom set in and see what blossoms!Read More
The stories of the Saints are brought to children during second grade in Waldorf schools because they are so very appropriate, developmentally. The stories are woven throughout art, music, movement, and academic lessons.Read More
Waldorf 100: Learn to Change the World. This video looks at Waldorf schools around the world and how the curriculum brings cultural awareness to children everywhere.Read More
The songs that will be sung on the Martinmas Lantern Walk, courtesy of Mrs. Sacha (Kindergarten) and Ms. Kelly (Grade 6).Read More
Girls’ confidence plummets during tween and teen years, but there are ways to support them during this developmental phase.Read More
Swallowtail families and friends gathered at the Farm campus to celebrate the Autumn Harvest with a potluck, archery, face painting, games, apple pressing, and more!Read More
Time outdoors, especially during early childhood, builds strength, confidence, and problem-solving skills. The Waldorf curriculum keeps children close to nature throughout their educational journey.Read More
The film "Learn to Change the World" shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf / Steiner pedagogy.Read More
While technological advances will certainly drive the future workforce,
we prepare our students for a successful future by fostering a capacity for creativity, teamwork and compassion.
Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.Read More
When we teach children through a foundation of active play and a solid framework of artistic experiences, we help them develop the third essential ability, a capacity for dynamic, curious, and original thinking, a thinking that enables our children to ask the questions that are still waiting to be asked.Read More