Roots and Shoots: A Parent and Child Course.
Upcoming Spring session offered on Wednesday mornings from April 15 to June 3, 9:30 to 11 am. For more information see the flyer below or look at the event tab, school facebook page, or call the office at 707-485-8719.
Welcome to the Waldorf School of Mendocino County!
At WSMC we are dedicated to cultivating the capacities of each child through a developmentally respectful education, based on the insights of scientist, philosopher, artist, and educator, Rudolf Steiner. The imagination, joy and wonder essential to childhood are cultivated to foster a natural love of learning in which the whole child is engaged — body, mind, and spirit.
Waldorf education was founded in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner, a renowned Austrian philosopher, and has developed into the most rapidly growing educational movement in the world!
The Waldorf approach to education is a vital and dynamic process designed to develop free, confident human beings who have the creativity, discipline, and moral strength to meet the challenges of our changing world. Waldorf education is committed to competence in all the basic academic skills, and goes far beyond that goal. Some activities develop a child’s intellectual faculties, others develop artistic and moral faculties, still others instill strength, skill, and courage for action. The art of Waldorf education lies in recognizing the unfolding capacities in each individual child, and presenting each subject in such a way as to help the child awaken and integrate all of his or her powers.
The excellent short from the film Preparing For Life created by the Waldorf School of the Peninsula highlights the magic and efficacy of Waldorf Education. Just 17 minutes long, it is well worth a watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ZSeepDmPE