Primary School

6 to 10 years | Class 1 to 4

The best preparation for being a happy and useful adult
is to live fully as a child. – Plowden Report

The Primary School School Curriculum

Read a general overview of the Waldorf curriculum here.

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy
curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without
this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and
searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. – Albert Einstein

Waldorf students don’t use textbooks for the first five years of school. They make their own and continue to do so even when textbooks are introduced. By creating their own lesson books, Waldorf students come to ‘own’ the information and ideas that they study.

Informed parenting

Knitting and Intellectual Development

by Eugene Schwartz

Recent neurological research tends
to confirm that mobility and dexterity
in the five motor muscles, especially
in the hand, may stimulate cellular
development in the brain, and so
strengthen the physical instrument of

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