Welcome to Waldorf School of Palm Beach
Honoring spirit, respecting individuality,
building a diverse and heartfelt community.
The Waldorf School of Palm Beach is an independent, pre-K through eighth grade learning community devoted to helping children achieve their full potential in mind, body, and spirit.
In such a fast-paced, ever-evolving world, the pedagogical needs of a growing child are constant. Here, students are taught concepts at the developmentally appropriate time, using a hands-on, whole-brain approach to spark an unending thirst for learning and appreciation for one’s social and scholastic achievements.
At the core of the Waldorf philosophy is the belief that education is an art form. As such, the daily lessons integrate movement and fine arts with academic rigor to foster independent thinking, critical problem solving, self-confidence, and prosocial acumen. Nature plays a major role in the curriculum, more so than to simply encourage an appreciation for the earth and its inhabitants, but it’s where our core abilities in experimentation and risk-taking are founded.
As part of a whole culture that values independence, creativity, diversity, and intellectual enrichment, the Waldorf School of Palm Beach provides each child with a safe-haven to develop self-discipline, confidence, aptitudes for critical and analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate well with others, creative and artistic fluency, appreciation and respect for all life, and an overall sense of purpose.
Waldorf School of Palm Beach is a member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) and Associate Member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America).
Mommy and Me classes provide a safe place of support, friendship, learning, and community for parents in a wholesome and beautiful environment. Gentle guidance received through an established rhythm provides the opportunity for children and parents to experience the joy of harmoniously working and playing together through simple crafting, partner games, fingerplay and singing.
During the first stage of childhood children are learning and experiencing the world primarily through physical activity. The nurturing environment and daily gentle rhythm of the early childhood programs at Waldorf provide plenty of opportunity for children to learn and engage in meaningful ways through purposeful work, exploration and creative free play.
During the second stage of childhood, (from the age of six or seven until around the age of 14) feelings are of primary importance to children. They begin to understand the world through their responses to experience. Our curriculum is inspired by Waldorf Education and offers a full spectrum of Academic Subjects which are taught not only intellectually but experientially and artistically as well.
Waldorf School of Palm Beach is dedicated to providing education inspired by the Waldorf philosophy for the children and families of South Florida. Most of our faculty have completed a recognized Waldorf teacher education program and are committed to teaching in ways that foster truth, beauty and goodness. This foundation maximizes the potential for learning, loving and creating to unfold naturally in children while helping to remove obstacles in their paths. Academics, art, music and movement are interwoven to meet the developmental needs of the whole child.
We know that education is more than the acquisition of information, rigid academic curricula, and high stakes testing. In fact, the world is changing so rapidly that no one can really predict what information our children will need to know in the future. However, it is clear that intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, independent judgment, moral discernment, refined written and oral communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively will be essential to success in today’s ever changing, global community.