Curriculum

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School offers students a Waldorf curriculum from Early Childhood through the Elementary Grades.

The Waldorf curriculum is structured to respond to the three developmental phases of childhood: from birth to approximately 6 or 7 years, from 7 to 14 years and from 14 to 18 years,  and is presented to children in a way that is appropriate to their stage of development. Rudolf Steiner stressed to teachers that the best way to provide meaningful support for the child is to comprehend these phases fully and to bring “age appropriate” content to the children that nourishes healthy growth.

When we bring to the child, first at the right moment, matter appropriate to his facilities, to his disposition, then it will become a source of refreshment for the child throughout his whole life.

Rudolf Steiner

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School also offers a popular Summer @ Steiner Program, a Waldorf inspired summer day program for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 8.

The Great Barrington Waldorf High School continues the tradition of excellence in Waldorf education, welcoming and enabling students to complete their journeys through 12 grades in Great Barrington.