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Waldorf School of Princeton

1062 Cherry Hill Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone:
(609) 466-1970

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Waldorf

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because children unfold naturally, most children do not "fall behind." Children are gently guided by expert teachers to develop at their own pace.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Waldorf School of Princeton, part of a progressive independent educational movement of 1,000 Rudolf Steiner schools worldwide, is dedicated to recognizing and educating the unique spirit of each child. Through a rich curriculum integrating the academic, the artistic, and the practical, the Waldorf School of Princeton guides children to meet the world by awakening warmth of heart, clarity of thought, and strength of purpose.

A Typical Day

In the early childhood classes children are given a chance to develop naturally. Through guided yet unstructured play, circle time and other artistic activities, children develop the skills for lifelong learning. Children will experience story telling, puppet shows, bread baking, painting and movement in addition to ample outdoor play time.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers develop a regular dialogue with parents about student progress. They hold quarterly class meetings and biannual parent-teacher conferences

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Shorter days early in the school year. Healthy relationships between teachers, parents and students.