Acacia Waldorf School offers an education strongly founded on a spiritual understanding of the human being. This education is based on anthroposophy, the scientific research of the Austrian scientist and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).
In Waldorf/Steiner education children are educated through beauty, wisdom and truth through which they can reach their fullest potential. It endeavours to equally educate the head, the heart and the hands.
Waldorf/Steiner education recognizes three phases in the development of the child:
The first phase, from 0-7 years, is that of willing wherein the children learn through imitation and doing.
The second phase, from 7-14 years, is that of feeling. This methodology works with a combination of imagination, the academics and artistic activities.
The final phase, from 14-21 years, is that of thinking wherein there is greater focus on intellectual concepts and the development of judgment and clarity.
The Acacia Waldorf School recognizes that how lessons are taught makes the big difference in a child’s learning experience. True learning is a life-long process of discovery that engages the whole human being. Here, that passion to seek and discover is awakened and enlivened in every child.
Waldorf/Steiner education sees the child not as an empty vessel to be filled by adult and worldly concepts, but as a being of unfolding capacities who must be nurtured so that he may become his own person – balanced in head, heart and hands, fully upright and consciously engaged in society and the world.
The natural surroundings and clean fresh air here at Acacia Waldorf School serve as vital support for an educational approach that differs from other schools. Waldorf/Steiner curriculum addresses the needs of the growing child ac-cording to his individual stage of development. It seeks to draw out the child’s capacities that enable him to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
“It aims to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction in their lives.”
– Roberto Trostli, Co-Director, Waldorf Education Research Institute