Our Waldorf Curriculum
At A Glance
At the Santa Cruz Waldorf School we are committed to provide an education that supports the child holistically in their development and individuality. We strive to bring forth qualities that enable them to meet the challenges of an ever more globalized world. A class teacher takes the responsibility of being the main instructor of a class for their student’s entire school period, from first to eighth grade. The teaching of all subjects is enlivened through incorporating a curriculum and methodology that integrates academics, arts, and practical skills into the instruction, thus educating the principal faculties commonly known as the Head, Heart, and Hands – or Thinking, Feeling, and Doing. This is the basis out of which our teachers work to nurture and engage each child. Subjects are taught in blocks for a period of 3 to 4 weeks, allowing the children to have a deep experience and living process of the topics being taught.