Why Waldorf of Garden City?

At Waldorf of Garden City we provide an optimal learning environment for your child, with academic excellence that goes beyond the books.

A main focal point in Waldorf education is the immersion of the arts throughout their curriculum deepening student's self-knowledge and self-development in a wide variety of mediums. Our goal in the arts is to engage the students in meaningful work and activities that excite them about life itself. Implementing such programs as music, visual arts, fiber arts, woodworking, theatre and drama affords the student the distinctive advantage of learning life lessons and skills through more than just books.

The Waldorf Approach

"The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art -- it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached as well as his mind."
[Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf educational philosophy]

In Waldorf schools no single capacity is viewed as more important than another. To foster a child’s healthy development, insightful thinking must rest upon a strong foundation of purposeful activity as well as a framework of emotional development. With 90 years of proven curriculum experience, Waldorf education has nearly 2,500 schools and kindergartens in over 60 countries. Over 94% of North American Waldorf graduates gain admission to a post-secondary school of their choice and 50% go on to postgraduate education.