Waldorf education balances artistic, academic and practical work educating the whole child, hand and heart as well as mind. Its innovative methodology and developmentally oriented curriculum, permeated with the arts, address the child's changing consciousness as it unfolds, stage by stage.
Imagination and creativity are cultivated as well as cognitive growth and a sense of responsibility for the earth and its inhabitants. Under the warm and active instruction of their teachers, children are provided with a creative and nurturing environment in which to develop, grow and learn.
Developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919,Waldorf education is based on a developmental approach that addresses the needs of the growing child and maturing adolescent. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child.
When children relate what they learn to their own experience, they are interested and fully engaged, and what they learn becomes their own. The Davis Waldorf School is designed to foster this kind of learning.
We offer children of all backgrounds the opportunity to reap the rewards of the elegantly simple Waldorf philosophy: To stimulate the mind; to school the hands; to engage the heart; to encourage respect; to foster a love of learning.
Preparing for Life
Please view this video from our sister school, the Peninsula Waldorf School to see why parents in the Silicon Valley are turning to Waldorf education to help their children navigate the challenges of the 21st century--and learn how you can prepare your children, too.
The New York Times sparked national media coverage with a story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. “Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and happiness in their lives.