Waldorf education offers a rich and diverse curriculum tailored specifically to meet the child at each stage of development. Please find a brief curriculum outline below for grades 1-3. The best way to experience a Waldorf classroom, however, is to see it in action! To schedule an observation visit or find out when our next open house is, contact us.   

Grades Admissions Information and Application

Grade 1

Language Arts
Capital letters, reading, writing, phonetics, plays and recitations, poems, fairy tales, songs

Mathematics
Whole numbers, counting (by 1's, 2's, 3's 4's, 5's & 10's), four processes (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), Roman numerals

Sciences
Local birds and animals

Social Studies
Nature studies

Arts
Form drawing (curves, straight line, letters and numbers), pictorial recreations of main lesson stories, wet on wet painting, beeswax modeling of figures and scenes from stories

Handwork
Finger knitting, hand sewing, wool exploration (from sheep to yarn), 2-needle knitting (from needles made themselves), cast-on, bind-off, finishing

French
Songs, games, basic vocabulary, colors, counting, stories

Movement
Seasonal games, cooperative movement, jump rope, clapping and jumping games, finger games (cats cradle), dancing

Music
Pentatonic flute by ear and imitation, seasonal songs

Grade 2

Language Arts
Lower case letters, reading, cursive writing, phonics, plays, speech & recitation, legends and fables

Mathematics
Columnar addition and subtraction (mental math), times tables, carrying and borrowing

Sciences
Animal tracks and wildflowers

Social Studies
Nature studies

Arts
Symmetry, mirror drawing, running forms, pictorial recreations of main lesson stories, painting using secondary colors, beeswax modeling of figures and scenes from stories

Handwork
Purling, increasing and decreasing, combining knit and purl, hand sewing

French
Continued vocabulary building, days, months, seasons, family

Movement
Seasonal games, cooperative movement, jump rope, clapping and jumping games, hop scotch, dancing

Music
Pentatonic flute, folk songs, rhythm

Grade 3

Language Arts
Grammar and writing, plays, speech, stories, poetry and reading

Mathematics
Columnar multiplication (mental math), long division, measurement, time

Sciences
Farm life and food production

Social Studies
Ancient history and Old Testament stories, house building, farming, clothing

Arts
4 quadrant symmetry, metamorphosis drawings, nature painting beeswax modeling of scenes from main lesson

Handwork
Crochet (chain, single, double), seaming, hand sewing

French
Basic grammar, time, food, conversation, commands, simple stories

Movement
Ring games, line games, circus arts, jump rope, circle dances

Music
Diatonic flute, octaves, rounds, basic notation, rhythm