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KWS is dedicated to promoting the health of our students. Our students do not spend their day sitting in front of computers under artificial lights, but have the opportunities to move and use their bodies in healthy ways, and to spend time outdoors in the natural environment. <\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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\n\n Our School Garden & Our 425 Acres<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
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KWS is located on 425 acres of beautiful Chester County farmland. Our organic and biodynamic dairy farm produces the area\u2019s best yogurt. Our students develop an appreciation for the earth and an understanding for what it takes to grow good, healthful food in our organic school garden.<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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Internships and Practicums<\/em><\/b>
\nKWS provides our high school students with opportunities to learn in the world through internships and practicums. In most years of high school students participate in one week off-campus learning experiences that we call practicums…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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Creativity vs Standardization<\/em><\/b>
\nIn Waldorf Education, the creativity of the teacher is central to the pedagogy. Each teacher is tasked to bring their subject matter to the students in a way that is engaging and enlivening and appropriate for the developmental stage of the students…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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The Right Amount at the Right Time<\/em><\/b>
\nParents across the educational spectrum have been raising concerns about the amount of homework their children are expected to do every night. Even pre-school children are expected to do homework in some schools…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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In Early Childhood Education<\/em><\/b>
\nRecent research by developmental and educational psychologists and neuroscientists have confirmed what Waldorf Education has known for years. Play is the most important component of early childhood education…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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A considerable amount has been written recently about the important role that nature plays in healthy human development, and as an important aspect of education. The Waldorf curriculum seeks to help students develop a healthy connection to the natural world…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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Thinking Outside the Testing Box<\/em><\/b>
\nWe believe that learning is naturally an exciting and joyful experience. We seek to cultivate that sense of joy in learning in our students by bringing subject matter to our students in ways that speak to where they are in their stage of development…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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Rather than filling each day with 40 or 50 minutes classes in Lower School and in High School, we start each day focusing on a particular academic subject that we will study in depth for two hours everyday for about a month. During that two hour class our students aren\u2019t just sitting listening to a lecture. <\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

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The Right Thing at the Right Time<\/em><\/b>
\nThe Waldorf curriculum is designed to keep pace with a child\u2019s stage of development, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. We introduce new concepts or new skills when children are ready to learn them…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>