At the center of Waldorf learning stands the classroom teacher, the person who initiates the meaningful person-to-person handshake with every first grader, every morning – and continues to shake that child’s hand daily for years to come. Because our teachers move up into each new grade along with the class, they grow familiar with the learning styles and personalities of each student. The teacher’s commitment to each child continually deepens over time, and a close community results as classmates come to trust this adult as a reliable source of guidance, wisdom and understanding.
Specialty teachers, too, work with Waldorf students through all the grades so that a consistent, caring circle of adults know and observe your child. With their unique vantage point, the instructors who teach our specialty classes pay close attention over the years as wide-eyed first graders, struggling with unfamiliar consonant sounds or finger-tasks, gradually become teenagers proficient in a wide array of academic skills and arts.
At the end of each school year, a thorough end-of-year report is prepared for each child by both the class teacher and the specialty teachers.
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