With more than 1200 international locations, Waldorf schools are admired, but not always fully understood by parents who want the best foundation for their child’s future success.
Shining Mountain’s sister school in the Silicon Valley, the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, created the film Preparing For Life to bridge the understanding gap — explaining fundamentals of the pedagogy, showing the essence of a student’s day, and sharing the aim and intention of a Waldorf education.
College professors can identify a Waldorf student. Confident, curious, and able to hold a conversation are often qualities attributed to them. What begins with imitation in kindergarten moves to imagination in the lower grades and to the intellect in high school. The arts are woven throughout. The Waldorf style of teaching prepares a student to think in a whole-systems way. As a result, students learn how to learn — a fundamental building block of life.