FAQs about Waldorf Education

 “Why Waldorf?” film by Marin Waldorf School in San Rafael, CA (www.marinwaldorf.org)


From the Atlantic, Schooling the Imagination

“Waldorf schools, which began in the esoteric mind of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner, have forged a unique blend of progressive and traditional teaching methods that seem to achieve impressive results — intellectual, social, even moral.”


A beautiful film about Waldorf education around the world and how it is hope for our future



Why do Waldorf inspired elementary schools limit the use of media and screens?


The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child from a Waldorf perspective – Waldorf Today


What Screen Time and Screen Media Do To Your Child’s Brain and Sensory Processing Ability Hands on OT Rehab


Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Jean Twenge, The Atlantic


A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute  The New York Times


Tablets Out, Imagination In  The Guardian


Students Who Use Digital Devices in Class Perform Worse in Exams  The Guardian

A link to the study:

The Impact of Computer Usage on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial at the United States Military Academy  Massachusetts Institute of Technology


An Extra Hour of TV Sees A Fall in Grade Level  BBC


Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD  BBC


How Google Took Over the Classroom  The New York Times



Why does HWS Encourage Time in nature?


Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv – This groundbreaking book coined the term “nature deficit disorder.” 

Another article about Richard Louv’s vision and book is Envisioning Nature Rich Cities


The Overprotected Kid  The Atlantic


What happened when one school banned homework – and asked kids to read and play instead?  The Washington Post


Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today  The Washington Post


It’s official: muddy kids learn best  The Guardian



Why do Waldorf schools wait to teach academics until first grade?


How the New Preschool is Crushing Kids  The Atlantic


Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class  The New York Times


Study: Behavior in kindergarten linked to adult success  CNN


Delaying kindergarten until age 7 offers key benefits to kids – study The Washington Post


Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today  The Washington Post


Stanford Researchers show we’re sending many children to school way too early  Quartz Media


 How do Waldorf students fair in high school, college, and beyond?


The most comprehensive study completed on Waldorf high school graduates: Standing out without Standing alone: Profile of Waldorf school graduates.

A film by the Waldorf School of the Peninsula featuring alumni discussing their education:
Waldorf Alumni Speak Out.