The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor
The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor invites you to explore Waldorf education from early childhood through high school. Waldorf education is based on educator and philosopher Rudolf Steiner’s research on child development. The Waldorf approach recognizes that children learn in distinctly different ways during their development. Engaging the hands and heart as well as the mind cultivates an authentic inner enthusiasm for learning, the hallmark of a Waldorf education.
Early Childhood: Thresholds of Wonder
Innovative, compassionate and effective adults need to be lifelong learners, and it starts with their earliest experiences. The Early Childhood program at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor cultivates the child’s inherent enthusiasm for learning by allowing plenty of time for wonder, creative play, and rich sensory experiences. Skilled and loving teachers provide a comforting sense of security as the child grows. The Early Childhood program develops both roots and wings. Learn more here
Lower School: Schooling the Imagination
The Lower School program (grades one through eight) rests on three significant principles: a developmental curriculum; a multi-dimensional approach to academic learning; and deep, enduring relationships. The curriculum is carefully synchronized with the child’s changing awareness of himself. Each subject is introduced at the optimal moment. Concepts are brought to life through art, drama, and music. A class of classmates typically remain together for eight years, allowing them to develop close ties to each other; their class teacher; and special subject faculty. Learn more here
High School: Journey to Selfhood
The academic path through the Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor is one of growing independence. Every aspect of academic learning is complemented by artistic and practical work that encourage the students to think imaginatively and to see information and knowledge in both historical and contemporary contexts. Our program engages student’s imaginations, sparks their enthusiasm for original work, and lays the foundation for future study. Our goal is to prepare students for college coursework and a successful transition to independent adult life. Ninety four percent of graduates go on to attend a four-year institution. Learn more here
Come see the difference a Waldorf education could make for your child.
The best way to learn more about a Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor education is to see it for yourself. We offer orientation mornings which provide an ideal opportunity to visit our campus, meet our teachers and best of all, see the education in action. To arrange a visit or learn more, please select one of the options below: