Welcome to Kimberton Waldorf School
Kimberton Waldorf School is a Pre-K through 12 school that is committed to providing a rich integrative curriculum taught through the prism of creative thinking that helps our students develop the tools to be problem solvers, innovators, creators and change makers. Our students are inspired, intelligent, imaginative, self-confident, and caring individuals who are capable of clear, independent thinking, sound moral judgment, and who can carry their ideals into action in the greater world.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
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.
KWS is located on 425 acres of beautiful Chester County farmland. Our organic and biodynamic dairy farm produces the area’s 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.
Creativity vs Standardization
In 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…
Thinking Outside the Testing Box
We 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…
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’t just sitting listening to a lecture.
From Experience to Concept
Rather than filling students with pre-digested information and concepts to memorize for tests, we begin with experiences and through discussion and other activities help students discover concepts. Our students learn to think like a scientist…