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Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner was the founder and "guru" of Waldorf education. Because everything in Waldorf is based on Steiner's work, it's important to learn more about him.

The Waldorf Advent Spiral
Each winter, most Waldorf students around the world participate in a winter festival called "Advent Spiral.". What is it?

Eurythmy is a form of body movement that resembles modern dance. All Waldorf students learn eurythmy, and it is an integral part of Waldorf education. What is Eurythmy teaching?

Parent Classroom Participation at Waldorf
There are many ways for parents to be involved in their child's education at Waldorf. But there are also times when parents are typically not welcome in the classroom. How does this work?

"Media Restriction" at Waldorf
Most Waldorf schools insist on limiting or prohibiting electronic media such as television, computers and video games. Why is this, and how serious are they?

Waldorf's curriculum is uniquely based on Rudolf Steiner's work. Learn how Waldorf's curriculum differs from the typical public school curriculum.

Anthroposophy, Waldorf's silent partner
Anthroposophy, the philosophy that inspired Waldorf education, is the most complex, the most influential, and the least understood aspect of Waldorf. Click here.

College Success
Will Waldorf prepare your child for a four year university? Perhaps, but there is no clear answer to this question. Here's how to evaluate for yourself.

Waldorf Teacher Training
Waldorf Teacher Training defines the educational basis for Waldorf education. What do Waldorf Teachers learn in the teacher training? What credentials are required? What background checks are made?

Controversey surrounding Waldorf Education
There are three main areas of controversy surrounding Waldorf eduation. Learn more about them here.

Playground Safety
Because Waldorf Schools are private, no one inspects their playgrounds for child safety. It's no big deal, because you can easily evaluate the playground yourself. Here's how.

Cameras at Waldorf
If you enjoy taking pictures of your child's special moments, Waldorf might not be a good fit for you..

The Waldorf Parents Survival Guide
There are so many ways to enrich your child's Waldorf education. Here are things you can do and resources you can buy that will enrich your child's early development.

Reading Room

Art and Creativity

Your Child's Health
Just like all private schools, Waldorf schools are not bound by the same health regulations as public schools. What is the Waldorf approach to your child's health and medicine?

The Four Temperaments

Waldorf Parent's Master Checklist

An Open Letter to the Waldorf Movement
The Waldorf movement envisions a day when all children will receive a Waldorf education. Here's one opinion on what it will take to get there. is updated frequently. Sign up for FREE email updates!

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