5. Access and Diversity

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

  • Public Waldorf schools respond to unique demands and cultures in a wide range of locations in order to provide maximum access to a diverse range of students. Schools work towards ensuring that students do not experience discrimination in admission, retention, or participation.
  • Public Waldorf schools and teachers have the responsibility to creatively address the developmental needs of the students with the most inclusive possible approaches for all learners.
  • The Public Waldorf program and curriculum is developed by the school to reflect its student population.
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.