“The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art – it must speak to the child's experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached, as well as his mind." – Rudolf Steiner
We are currently offering grades 1st through 8th.
Our grades program is Waldorf-inspired where a wholesome curriculum is provided with both rigorous academics, combined with the arts so that what is taught becomes integrated into the child. The curriculum can be represented by an ascending spiral of integrated learning which is built upon year by year. The lessons are alive and meaningful, so the students are always actively engaged as they are called upon to draw upon the artistic, analytical, physical and social elements within themselves on a daily basis. Through this rigorous process, independent thinking and sound judgment are trained. Social, emotional and intellectual intelligence are recognized and developed.
We welcome the outdoors, bringing many of our lessons there to create an experiential lesson for the student. This is also a way for us to offer a safe learning environment during COVID-19. The students schedule is focused on a Main Lesson Block for the start for their day when the mind is felling fresh and ready to learn.
The Grades curriculum includes:
Unique classes that we are also proud to offer are Latin, Knitting, Fiddle, and Yoga.
Students are encouraged to revel in the wonder of their childhood and a strong sense of community is nourished at Riverwood Community School. Community is at the heart of Riverwood Community School. Festivals, parent meetings, guest speakers, and volunteer opportunities provide many options to learn, celebrate with, and support one another.
Please contact us for more information if you are interested.
For prices and additional information please visit the Admissions section.
View the Daily Class Schedules
View the Main Lesson Blocks