Clearly [Waldorf education] has been extraordinarily successful for my son. In three years the remarkably dedicated faculty has directed his attitude and energies toward academic achievement, and civic responsibility. [Waldorf education] draws out the best qualities in young people. While this is not an instant process, the values they learn... will provide a lifetime platform from which to grow. In summary, this system works!
- Gilbert Grosvenor, President emeritus, National Geographic Society, recent Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
Links

Links for Waldorf Research

Researching a school for your children takes time and effort. We appreciate your time and have collected for you several links to websites, articles and books that may be helpful in your investigation of Waldorf Education.

We believe that the best way for you to learn about our school is to come for a visit! Please call to arrange an appointment to see our school.

Websites

www.waldorfanswers.com

A private website, intending to provide answers to questions about Waldorf education, that parents and prospective parents may have. Information on this site helps to clear up some of the misconceptions that may exist about Waldorf education. This site provides a straight forward presentation of the facts about Waldorf education.

Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

We are currently classified as a Developing Member of WECAN, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of America. Review their Resources page for a book list, a source list for toys, books, art materials and household items, etc. and several articles about the young child.

Why Waldorf Works

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) encourages and assists in the development and management of Waldorf schools throughout North America. It is not a governing body that directs the schools. Its responsibilities are only advisory in nature. This website has been created to help you to learn more about the organization and the philosophy and methodology that links all Waldorf schools throughout the world. You can also find links to other Waldorf schools in their Directory. They also have an excellent online bookstore.

Research

The Research Institute for Waldorf Education

The Research Institute was founded in order to deepen and enhance the quality of Waldorf education, to engage in serious and sustained dialogue with the wider educational-cultural community. Their research and articles are meant to serve both parents and educators.

The most common questions of parents looking at Waldorf education for their child are, "What happens after Waldorf school?" "How will my child adjust after they graduate?" "Can they compete in our modern society?" In the last year, the Research Institute has completed an extensive research project on the lives of Waldorf School Graduates. Their findings are comprehensive and revealing. We encourage you to read the Abstract of this report. You may also examine the Full Report at your leisure. Section 2 under the Results is particularly interesting as discusses the Higher Education of Waldorf Graduates.

In this study college professors gave Waldorf graduates high marks for communication, initiative, honesty and social awareness. (p. 28) These are also some of the same qualities that Judy Lubin, an economic theorist speaks about in her article, What Will Today’s Children Need for Financial Success in Tomorrow’s Economy?

Click above to see the Institute's full list of interesting articles or review their recent articles on The Vital Role of Play in Early Childhood Education and The Teaching of Science in Waldorf Schools.

The Alliance for Childhood

The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children's healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. Their public education campaigns bring to light both the promise and the vulnerability of childhood. They act for the sake of the children themselves and for a more just, democratic, and ecologically responsible future. Please read their articles about Children and Computers.

Articles

Educating for Creative Thinking: The Waldorf Approach by Joan Almon

An article about the development of creative and lively thinking and how it is fostered in Waldorf education.

A Look at Waldorf and Montessori by Barbara Shell

What are the differences and the similarities? This is and article from the AWSNA website.

Freedom of Choice or Freedom From Choice? by Eugene Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz discusses the Waldorf approach to discipline.
This article is full of suggestions for both teachers and parents!