Berkeley, CA 94709
Berkeley Rose, a school offering curriculum based on Waldorf education, is now in its fifth year and has expanded into a permanent location in North-Central Berkeley, and first through fourth grades for 2014-15 (growing a grade a year up to 8th grade). The school’s early childhood program is member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense|
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught||handwork, cooking, gardening, woodworking, breadmaking|
From the Director:
Please see our website for the various program descriptions.
Waldorf teachers realize that each child is on their own timeline because each child is unique. A teacher is always mindful of encouraging a child, whether they are struggling or excelling at a particular task.
Berkeley Rose is a collective of parents and Waldorf teachers who have come together and work together to accomplish this goal: To offer to its children a complete (â€œhead, heart, and handsâ€) and loving approach to education inside and outside the classroom; an education that honors the individual as much as it teaches the importance of community.
In all of its actions in the classroom, Berkeley Rose strives to:
â€¢Respect and protect childhood
â€¢Support and help develop all aspects of each child through academics, social/emotional health, and motor skills at the appropriate developmental time
â€¢Put forth individuals who are citizens of the world, dedicated to understanding and contributing to the health and balance of human kind
â€¢Follow the Waldorf educational model
As a community, Berkeley Rose offers an environment where communication is direct, supportive and open, and where diversity of all kinds is supported. It is a school that is accessible, flexible, and judgment-free, and works with families in exploring and discovering the best choices for their children in a culture brimming with options.
Varies by program. Please visit our website at www.berkeleyrose.org for more information.
As a community, Berkeley Rose offers an environment where communication is direct, supportive and open. It is a school that is accessible, non-rigid, and judgment-free, and works with families in exploring and discovering the best choices for their children in a culture brimming with options.
We believe parents can be of assistance by informing teachers of any changes at home that may result in unusual behaviors by their child. Do so verbally, write it in the comments field on the sign-in/out sheet, hand the teacher a dated, signed note containing the pertinent information or email.
There are three parent nights and two parent-teacher meetings a year. We also offer parent eduction workshops