4. Human Relationships
Public Waldorf Schools foster a culture of healthy relationships.
- Enduring relationships — and the time needed to develop them — are central to Public Waldorf education. The teacher works with each student and class as a whole to support relationship-based learning.
- Healthy working relationships with parents, colleagues, and all stakeholders are essential to the well being of the student, class, and school community. Everyone benefits from a community life that includes festivals, events, adult education, study, and volunteer activities.
- Public Waldorf education encourages collaboration in schools, within the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, among all schools working out of a developmental approach, in conjunction with the broader field of education.
Public Waldorf education is founded on a coherent image of the developing human being.
An understanding of child development guides all aspects of the educational program, to the greatest extent possible within established legal mandates.
Public Waldorf education exists to serve both the individual and society.
Public Waldorf Schools work to increase diversity and access to all sectors of society.
School leadership is conducted through shared responsibilities within established legal structures.
Public Waldorf schools cultivate a love of lifelong learning and self-knowledge.