Excellence is a given. It’s how we teach that changes everything.

The grade school classroom at Chicago Waldorf is unplugged and more connected.  Teachers are more connected to the students, students are more connected to each other and most importantly, students learn to be connected to themselves.  But the subject of educating the next generation is much bigger than technology, and most parents intuitively know it.  However the current pressures on school systems to integrated these systems into learning environments is astounding—even when there is little proof it is helping.

There is a growing body of evidence that being wired too soon interferes with a child’s will power and initiative. Screen media is interesting— but it’s not a teacher.  At the Chicago Waldorf School:

• Teachers have the authority to teach.

• Parents get as much from the experience as children. The parent community likes to learn about children and strives toward great parenting.

• Each class gets six expert educators who teach the children for multiple years.
The teacher/student relationship is unparalleled.

• Our students can sit at a desk when they need to because they don’t sit at a desk all day.

Outdoor education starts early and includes travel in the older grades.

We recognize the power of the human spirit and acknowledge the uniqueness of every single child.

 

Read more about the subjects taught in 1st grade.
Read more about the subjects taught in 2nd grade. 
Read more about the subjects taught in 3rd grade.
Read more about the subjects taught in 4th grade.
Read more about the subjects taught in 5th grade. 

Read more about the teacher's perspective for 1st grade.
Read more about the teacher's perspective for 2nd grade.
Read more about the teacher's perspective for 3rd grade.
Read more about the teacher's perspective for 4th grade.
Read more about the teacher's perspective for 5th grade.