Curriculum by Grade

Grade 1

Main Lesson: Introduction to the alphabet, simple spelling, introduction to reading, elements of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, fairy tales and nature stories (retold and dramatized by the class), form drawing, painting.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy (movement), German, handwork (knitting), music.

Grade 2

Main Lesson: Spelling, reading, introduction to elements of grammar, arithmetic (multiplication tables), fables and legends (retold and dramatized, leading to composition in the child’s own words), form drawing, painting.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy (movement), German, handwork (knitting, crocheting), music, physical education (games).

Grade 3

Main Lesson: Spelling, reading, elements of grammar, introduction to cursive writing, arithmetic, measurement, study of housing and farming, Old Testament stories (leading into history), form drawing, painting.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy, German, physical education, music, library, handwork (simple sewing, crocheting, embroidery)

Grade 4

Main Lesson: Composition, grammar, spelling, reading, arithmetic (fractions), local geography, study of mankind in relation to animals, telling of Norse myths and sagas, form drawing, painting.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy, German, music, woodcarving, library, physical education, handwork (embroidery, cross stitch).

Grade 5

Main Lesson: Composition, grammar, spelling, reading, arithmetic (decimals), North American geography, history of ancient civilization (culminating in Greek history), botany, form drawing, painting.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy, German, music, woodcarving, library, physical education, handwork (knitting with four needles).

Grade 6

Main Lesson: Composition, grammar, spelling, literature, arithmetic, geometry, South American geography, Roman and Medieval history, physics (sound, light), earth sciences, painting.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy, German, music, woodcarving, library, physical education, handwork (original stuffed animals).

Grade 7

Main Lesson: Composition, grammar, spelling, literature, geometry, algebra, European geography, Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Discovery, physics, astronomy, inorganic chemistry, physiology.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy, German, music, woodcarving, library, painting, physical education, handwork (hand sewn garments).

Grade 8

Main Lesson: Composition, grammar, literature, geometry, algebra, world geography, American history, physics, organic chemistry, physiology.

Subjects: Spanish, eurythmy, German, music, woodcarving, library, painting, physical education, handwork (machine sewn garments).