Michael Mount Waldorf School is an alternative private school situated in Bryanston, Johannesburg catering from 4 months to matric.
Our unique curriculum offers our students the opportunity to engage with activities to which they would otherwise not be exposed:
Each child participates in handwork classes from the Play Group to Grade 11. Activities include knitting, crocheting and sewing, as well as weaving on a loom, felting, and leather bookbinding. These projects address the age-specific needs of each student and play a significant role in fine motor skills and brain development, as well as in encouraging confidence, patience, and teamwork.
Art and Music lessons form part of the day-to-day curriculum at Michael Mount, and not only instil a creative interest in our children, but also act as an educational tool that stimulates brain development, especially in the younger grades when our children learn to play the recorder.
Children also engage in Eurythmy classes from Nursery School to Grade 11. Eurythmy is an art of movement essential to Waldorf education, with the purpose of awakening and strengthening the expressive capacities of each child.
Michael Mount offers a wide range of extra-mural activities, ranging from art, music, and drama, to sports like basketball, swimming, cricket, athletics, and more. Our high school students also have the opportunity to join the Student Representative Council and can choose to participate in debating and Model UN conferences. Because there is no overwhelming pressure on our students to excel in a certain field, they are able to naturally gravitate to that which interests them, making them far more content and successful in their choices.
Michael Mount Waldorf School celebrates numerous seasonal Waldorf festivals throughout the year, in which all members of the community are included. These include Easter celebrations, as well as the St John’s Festival, Michaelmas, and the Advent season. These festivals expose our children to the natural rhythms of life and our connection to each other and the world. Despite their names, our celebrations are adapted to our diverse South African society to include traditions from many cultures and creeds.
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Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.