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Parent Involvement Survey Report

See the results of the Parent Involvement Survey that we ran May-June 2017 Trillium Waldorf School (TWS) is in the process of developing a parent involvement/volunteer program, and ran a parent involvement survey in June 2017 as part of its in-depth review of parental involvement at the school (NOTE: In this survey “parent” includes guardians). […]

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Our children learn to create with their “Head, Heart and Hands”

Waldorf education cultivates three principal faculties in children: thinking, feeling and willing. As such, it is often described as education for the “head, heart and hands.” “Head” refers to the ability to think clearly and independently. “Heart” refers to the capacity for feeling emotionally connected to one’s work and the world at large. “Hands” refers

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Our Curriculum: broad, comprehensive, vibrant and academically vigorous

We know that education is more than the acquisition of information, rigid academic curricula, and high stakes testing. In fact, the world is changing so rapidly that no one can really predict what information our children will need to know in the future. However, it is clear that intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, independent judgment, moral

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Building resiliency for a changing world (through Special Subjects like woodworking)

Special Subjects At Trillium Waldorf School there are six Special Subject teachers who are specialists in their own field. These teachers work closely with the Grades Faculty to synchronize and integrate their work with topics being taught during Main Lesson. Woodwork Weekly woodwork class begins in fourth grade. Students first learn to complete simple shapes

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Our teachers integrate visual, textural and performing arts into their main lessons

In a Waldorf elementary school, the curriculum is presented through extended “main lessons” which focus on one subject in depth. This approach differs from other instructional approaches that allot equal time to every subject. In a Waldorf elementary school, the approximately two-hour-long main lesson “ties one topic to as many disciplines as possible”. The main

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Collaboration encourages equal sharing in children.

Humans accomplish much of what they do in collaboration with others. In ontogeny, children’s earliest abilities to collaborate develop in two basic steps. First, 1- and 2-year-olds learn to form with others joint goals and joint attention–which include an understanding of the individual roles and perspectives involved. Second, as they approach their third birthdays, children’s

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