6. Collaborative Leadership

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

  • Faculty, staff, administration and boards of a Public Waldorf school collaborate to guide and lead the school with input from stakeholder groups. To the greatest extent possible, decisions related to the educational program are the responsibility of those faculty and staff with knowledge and experience of Rudolf Steiner’s educational insights.
  • Governance and internal administration are implemented in a manner that cultivates active collaboration, supportive relationships, effective leadership, consequential action, and accountability. A Public Waldorf school is committed to studying and deepening its understanding of best practices of governance appropriate to its stage of organizational development.
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.