Tuition at Waldorf Woodlands Schools
The Waldorf Woodlands School provides children with a warm and home-like atmosphere giving children of ages 18 months to 6 years an all round education that supports their transition from one developmental stage to another.
Children are encouraged to become creative and imaginative thinkers through storytelling, music, poetry, hand craft, nature walks, baking and indoor/outdoor free play. This builds on their intellectual growth as they go through the other levels of education.
Throughout the years, the will of the child and practical intelligence is intensively addressed and trained.
Waldorf education aims to give children an experience that equips them with all the qualities and abilities needed for fully empowered adult life.
Ensuring an ability to tackle situations with a creative mind, teaching inter-weaves stories, expressive movement, drama, poetry, modelling, painting, drawing, sculpture and music.
In Math, Waldorf education lays the foundation for each individual to experience the internalization of mathematical thinking. Like all Waldorf curricula, math lessons are carefully planned to meet the needs of the developing child. A genuine love of math can only be enhanced by a practical approach, while mindfully educating and experiencing math through the hands, heart and head.
The Waldorf approach to science, as well as to learning in general, is to cultivate an attitude in young children of awe, an attitude which will allow them to see the marvels of science around them. By nature, young children are explorers, bringing their in-born sense of wonder to discovering the world around them; the study of science, therefore, is an attempt at understanding the mysteries of life.
All classes engage in local curricular trips throughout the year that correspond to the current topic of study. School trips continue outdoor education and expand students’ skills and sense of community. The trip locations may vary from year to year but they follow general themes.
Grade 3 after their Farming block, will visit a farm and experience life on a farm.
Grade 4 after their Local Geography block, will visit the Ngong Hills.
It is the right of every child to receive an education that prepares them for life. Waldorf education seeks this as its deepest endeavour.