{"status":"ok","elements":"
\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Teaching How to Think<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

From Experience to Concept<\/em><\/b>
\nRather 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…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Joy in Learning<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Developmental Education<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n The Block System: Going Deeper<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Learning in the World<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n The Art of Education<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Homework<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n The Role of Play<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Nature as Teacher<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

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>

\n\n
\n\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n
\n\n \"\"<\/a>\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n \n\n\t\t\n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n Learning Through Relationships<\/a>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n\t\t\n
\n\n

The Role of the Teacher<\/em><\/b>
\nWe think that the relationship between a teacher and student is just as important as the material being learned. For that reason we provide opportunities for our students and teachers to work with each other over a series of years…<\/p>\n\n <\/div>\n\n \n \n\n <\/div>\n\n<\/div>