A Culture of Creativity
The experience at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is unlike any other. It provides an atmosphere of beauty, wonder and joy. However, the curriculum offers much more than a beautiful experience. It is on the cutting edge of delivering a proven, research-based, art-infused education that inspires the development of creative thinkers with agile penetrating minds.
Waldorf Education is designed to produce creative thinkers. The entire school culture sets out to support critical, creative thinking. Art infuses every subject and each subject is taught in concert with one another, math, reading, science and history are integrated with music, art and movement, creating an educational gestalt. This is how earlier this morning a handful of grades students, while waiting for school to begin, began a game of air-hockey. Everything they needed for the game they found in the Applied Arts Wing. Hand-carved wooden coasters made by fifth grade students became the pucks and the floor became the game space. Waldorf Education awakens and lights up every part of a student’s learning life, including apparently, early morning improvised games of air-hockey.