The elementary and middle grades challenge the child's intellectual being through math, science, geography, history, English, Spanish, form drawing, reading, art and mythology. Each student creates a lesson book for each study block.
In all programs the imagination is stimulated throughout the curriculum. All students have the opportunity to knit and crochet, sculpt beeswax and paint in watercolor. Woodwork, flute, recorder, strings and choral are also offered.
The faculty invites you to visit our Open Classroom Tours to observe the heart of a Waldorf school's academic day — the "Main Lesson" in the grades. Open House events offer the opportunity to meet faculty and parents and visit classrooms to view children's work. Refreshment and discussion conclude each visit.
Grades One through Eight
In each grade, the focal point of learning takes place during the Main Lesson. Here the students explore major concepts in math, science, history, and literature in extensive three to four week blocks. The teacher has the time to approach each subject in a variety of ways combining intellectuallearningwith artistic and practical work.
The Wellspring Waldorf curriculum also includes Spanish, handwork, woodworking, outdoor education, and music. Initially, the first grader learns the pentatonic flute. As students progress thru the grades the recorder and string instruments are added, leading to orchestra participation.
A Wellspring student grows in a classroom based on trust, creativity, and intellectual curiosity. Teachers have a profound understanding of each child’s strengths and learning style because they ideally remain with their students from first through eighth grade. This system facilitates a strong bond of trust between students, parents, and teachers.