RSSAA - Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor


“It is not only poetry, mythology and movement that I have had the privilege of cultivating inside myself. I have been blessed to enjoy the fruits of art, music, math, science and history as well. Each one of these subjects was presented with care and understanding. Knowing that all of the steps along the way are of equal importance, no less important than the final goal. Waldorf education is enlivening and evolving. It was here that I learned there is no end to learning. I revel in the small orchard I now have within myself and am excited for what new seeds may be planted in the future.”

Celeste Eustis
RSSAA Commencement Speech 2003
Oberlin College Student

“I am deeply grateful for Waldorf education, which woke me up and helped me rediscover my imagination.”

Michael End
Author of The Neverending Story

“I think I’m a much more idealistic person having gone to Steiner and I’m not sure how they did that or how that ended up coming to be. I’ve seen that in a lot of my classmates too…they have a real idealistic sense, feel they can do anything and go anywhere.”

Kristen Schmitt
RSSAA Graduate
Brown University, Class of 2002

“There were three major studies done recently that dealt with the disappearance of childhood in America. If there is any one thing that the Waldorf system does – it nurtures, protects and develops beautifully the intelligence of the true child.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce
Author of Magical Child and The Crack in the Cosmic Egg

“The diversity of the curriculum at Rudolf Steiner High School gave me the academic confidence to try new disciplines at University of Michigan, and to converse with people in many fields.”

Kamali Sripathi
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2004
Honors Program, UM (Plant Biology)

“When approached by the news media and asked the question, ‘What did Waldorf education do for you?’ I replied, ‘It encouraged me to always strive to become a better human being.’”

Jens Stoltenberg
Prime Minister of Norway

“The education has fostered a sense of beauty for the tangible world and an appreciation for the aesthetics of learning.”

Annie White
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2002
George Washington University, Class of 2005

“I believe that Waldorf education possesses unique educational features that have considerable potential for improving all education in America. The time is ripe for the public schools to explore ways in which ideas in Waldorf education might be explored in their own setting.”

Eliot Eisner, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Stanford University

“The interconnected curriculum at Rudolf Steiner High School gave me the mindset to interpret complex data. I am also able to find the connections between seemingly very different subjects. I can go to my ‘Structures’ class in the Architecture School, and then to my ‘U.S. History’ class and see how it all relates.”

Alex Amrine
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2005
Honors Program and UC/21 Scholar
University of Cincinnati

“My time at the high school was very rich, and I felt that my classmates and teachers were my second family. The drive to learn from life and those around me, and to give back to those who matter most to me is something that was fostered at Steiner and has motivated my charity work as well as urged me to pursue a career in healthcare.”

Karin Roszell
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2010

“The strong arts education is very good for a mathematically and scientifically inclined child, because it teaches you to think in a different way. Because you are developing both parts of your brain, essentially, it helps with outside of the box thinking. It has helped me make connections between things that most people usually don’t.”

Kamali Sripathi
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2005

“There is no doubt in my mind that a Waldorf education will teach you to think in a unique way, and this is a measurable advantage as you apply for college and when you enter into the workforce.”

Evan Schmitt
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2001

“My Steiner education made me a globally minded citizen, without me even being aware of it; the type of history we studied, the myths we learned, the languages…”

Erin Gold
RSSAA Graduate, Class of 2008