Mission

 

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -W.B. Yeats

Our primary mission is to provide education that “honors every child’s enthusiasm for initiative, creativity and social responsibility.”  We are part of a rapidly growing international community of over 1,000 Waldorf schools around the world with whom we share a pedagogical philosophy, instructional methodology, and core curriculum. The Waldorf educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with an intellectually rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound intellectual reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically. The belief that education is an uplifting process is central to the Waldorf philosophy.

Upcoming Events

Events on July 30, 2015
Summer Camp
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
School Office Open
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Events on July 31, 2015
Summer Camp
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Events on August 4, 2015
School Office Open
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Events on August 5, 2015
Playgroup Open House
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Description: Expectant mothers, babes-in-arms, toddlers and parent/caregivers are invited to this FREE event!
Free but please register by e-mailing Nicole at enrollment@madisonwaldorf.org

Madison Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program provides Waldorf Education and resources for parents and their young child from prenatal – 5 years old. Led by Childbirth Educator, Doula, Healer, Author, and Waldorf Parent of three Kerstin Keber Smith, MA; parents learn about child development in a supportive space. Playgroup nurtures each child’s imagination and sense of wonder while surrounded by the warmth and love of caregivers.