Beyond the Classroom

Waldorf education was founded during a unique and critical time in history. In the aftermath of WWI, Rudolf Steiner created an education which honors the human spirit. During this equally unique and critical time in our history, we continue that work as we move beyond the classroom and develop a curriculum that stays true to our identity as a Waldorf school.

As we implement and adapt our curriculum, we hold these principals for our work with students, parents, and colleagues: 

  • Community – We value the strength of our community in its whole and in its constituent parts: the parents, the individual classes, the teachers, the students, the board, and the administration. 
  • Collaboration – Although farther apart in distance, we must work more collaboratively than ever. We appreciate the support of the parents as they move into a new role in their children’s education.
  • Consistency – We are creating a new rhythm to meet the children in this new situation. We continue to develop teaching that is developmentally appropriate, artistically engaging, and academically challenging.

 

A Glimpse into Waldorf: Beyond the Classroom


 

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Did you see our new blog post yesterday? Third graders in Waldorf education spend time discussing and studying all sorts of different primitive homes created by early human civilizations, as well as thinking more about their own shelters. Through this study, students are led through the exercise of choosing a shelter, and creating their own model version of it using any imaginative combination of natural materials.

Read more and see some of the excellent projects they came up with!
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Another day, another happy Waldorf student working diligently #beyondtheclassroom. Next week is our last week of distance learning this year, we sure have learned a lot!
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New blog post is all about the 3rd grade shelter projects and what incredible work Ms. Mac's class did by taking this project #BeyondtheClassroom.
Take a look at all the amazing work here:
https://richmondwaldorf.com/shelter-projects/

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Happy Memorial Day! Did you catch our Biking 101 videos? What do you have planned today to make this quarantine holiday feel special?
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As we gear up for a long weekend, we want to share some of the resources our Biking Instructor, Glenn Amey, has put together for our community! Yes, at RWS, biking classes continue #BeyondtheClassroom, and Mr. Amey is here to show kids and parents alike how to get ready for your next ride. What better time than now to spend those extra hours of daylight outside on our bikes?
Visit our YouTube Channel through the link in bio to finish this video and watch the others on how to properly fit your child's bicycle, and even fix a flat tire!

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“The lifeline of Waldorf has been invaluable for our family. I feel that we get a good balance of Zoom time and self/parent-instruction time and am thrilled by how well our teachers have adapted…..I commend Mr. Trostli, Ms. Mac, Ms. Baranova, Mr. Thornton, and Ms. Walker for keeping the kids engaged, and for being a familiar, loving presence in our home.”

—RWS Parent