What Sets Waldorf Education Apart From the Rest

One of the most important decisions a parent can make for their child is education. While we’re fortunate to have a diverse number of education options in Saratoga Springs for early childhood as well as elementary and high school, it’s important to understand what sets the Waldorf Education apart from everything else that’s out there.

A Brief Overview of the Waldorf Approach

At the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, we have a strong desire to cultivate academic knowledge, artistic work and practical skills in our students to be a part of the community and make a difference.

A Waldorf education is distinct from traditional teaching methods. Our students first become familiar with the material they are learning in a way that fosters a deep understanding of curriculum, transforming facts into knowledge. Instead of memorizing material, students find context and meaning in their studies.

So… Why Waldorf?

The Waldorf education system offers a learning experience like no other. Founded on the belief that all humans have the ability for self-improvement, spiritual growth, and the potential to change the world around them, our goal is to enrich each student’s capacity for imagination and aim to inspire a life-long love for learning and reverence for life. At Waldorf, children are taught in such a way that they face the world reflectively with kindness and the conviction to confront and transform the world around them.

At our school, we want and encourage our students to be confident and eager to enter a life of individual initiative and social responsibility, giving them the opportunity to set themselves apart rather than focus on fitting in.

With an emphasis on the arts, plenty of outdoor education and a hands-on learning approach, the teachers at Waldorf educate the students with capacities of thinking, feeling and doing that allows students to learn by encountering the world.

The benefits of a Waldorf education will transcend far beyond traditional education. As Waldorf students move out into the world, they do so with a great amount of social, emotional, and environmental intelligence. Even more, these individuals find great happiness in their career paths and remain life-long students with a close relationship to education.