Our Tradition

What is Waldorf Education?

The desire to explore comes naturally to children. Waldorf education provides a rare opportunity for today’s kids: ample time and space to think, feel and explore independently.

The New Smart

Seattle Waldorf School is rooted in the educational philosophy of scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Our curriculum aligns with the stages of child development and cognitive awakening in key phases of childhood: birth to 7 years, 7 to 14 and 14 to 18.

Our primary goal is to develop free thinking, morally responsible individuals with superlative intellectual and social capacities – traits that are as important in today’s interconnected world as they were a century ago.

Presenting the right material at the right time, our integrated learning experiences nourish a student’s mind, body and spirit.

Students gain a rich and complex understanding of their world through math and music, history and theater, science, literature, and practical, visual and performing arts, festivals and traditions.

Learn more about “the new smart.”

Read about the history of Seattle Waldorf School.