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.
We are so proud of our recently graduated 8th grade class! What a fantastic, bright group of young men and women. Thank you for all of your contributions to the school community. To read more about each individual and their future steps, check out the events page.
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