From the Director:
Shepherd Valley Waldorf School, on 38 agricultural acres in Niwot, Colorado, has offered a rich Waldorf curriculum since our inception in 1993. We serve families in the greater Boulder area including Longmont, Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Niwot. Our Faculty aims to connect deeply with their students, with the Class Teacher ideally remaining with the same students from First to Eighth Grade. This deep connection also supports a basic need of children for genuine authority and appropriate boundaries. We cultivate in every child the balanced development of thinking, feeling and willingâ€” the foundational skills and capacities for a successful and meaningful life. Our curriculum offers a rich and lively balance of academics, art, music, world languages, drama, handwork and movement. We believe that education is about much more than acquiring facts and skills. It is also about developing strong character and a solid ethical and moral foundation for life. Our education aims to develop intelligent, imaginative, self-confident and caring individuals who are capable of clear, free thinking; whose insightful feeling promotes sound moral judgment; and who can carry their ideals into action grounded in the practical realities of life. We believe that on such a foundation, the human spirit can flourish, and individuals can become honest, self-assured stewards of the earth and caretakers of society. Our hope is that, with the development of such inner capacities, children will be imbued with a lifelong passion for learning and life, and will be at peace with life, themselves and others.