Great Oak is a school inspired by Waldorf education that offers a distinctive pedagogy recognized for its unique and innovative characteristics. At the core of education inspired by Waldorf are principles of child development that inform teachers and parents as to how we learn and how to best teach our children. Schools inspired by Waldorf education demonstrate the effectiveness of teaching that focuses on learning through the body, through movement, storytelling, observation and in social interactions at a simpler, awe-inspiring, and care-filled pace that focuses the child’s attention on excellence, beauty, intuitiveness and discipline. These characteristics instill rigor, confidence, motivation, independence, and a lifelong love of learning in our students.
In this video, Waldorf parents, teachers and alumni from the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in California discuss the core values and unique characteristics to the Waldorf approach to education.