In the early grades, games classes are taught by the class teacher or a specialty teacher. These classes focus on cooperative games that foster class community. In 5th grade, students are taught how to run, wrestle, throw the discus and javelin, and perform the running long jump. They then participate in the Greek pentathlon with students from regional Waldorf schools. Physical education classes in the Middle School have included instruction in dance, yoga, and archery. Students in the upper grades are eligible to participate in after-school sports. Soccer is offered in the fall and spring and basketball in the winter.
The Fighting Gnomes
The Richmond Waldorf School’s Fighting Gnomes play area private schools in basketball and soccer. Our teams hold regular practices throughout the week at the Randolph Community Center.