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.
1. Image of the Human Being

1. Image of the Human Being

Public Waldorf education is founded on a coherent image of the developing human being.

2. Child Development

2. Child Development

An understanding of child development guides all aspects of the educational program, to the greatest extent possible within established legal mandates.

3. Social Change Through Education

3. Social Change Through Education

Public Waldorf education exists to serve both the individual and society.

4. Human Relationships

4. Human Relationships

Public Waldorf Schools foster a culture of healthy relationships.

5. Access and Diversity

5. Access and Diversity

Public Waldorf Schools work to increase diversity and access to all sectors of society.

6. Collaborative Leadership

6. Collaborative Leadership

School leadership is conducted through shared responsibilities within established legal structures.

7. Schools as Learning Communities

7. Schools as Learning Communities

Public Waldorf schools cultivate a love of lifelong learning and self-knowledge.

Confluence Issue on Core Principles

Confluence Issue on Core Principles

Features seven articles by seven members of the Alliance Board on the seven Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education.