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 4-5. 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 4

Language Arts
Parts of speech, grammar, writing (poetry and stories), historical sagas and myths

Mathematics
Word problems, averages, fractions, factoring

Sciences
Local geography, map building

Social Studies
Vermont history/regional studies, map making, Native American studies, Old Norse studies

Arts
Drawing/painting interlocking and negative forms, Native American motifs, Norse myth illustrations, local landscapes and animals; clay modeling animals and geometric shapes

Handwork
Cross stitch, embroidery, braiding, cords, sewing, woodwork

French
Verb tenses, writing, reading, spelling, short dictation

Movement
Running, jumping, throwing, obstacle courses, athletic lead-up games, folk dances, Native American games

Music
Notation, time, major and minor third, beginning violin

Grade 5

Language Arts
Subject and predicate, syntax, writing skills, historical sagas and myths, biographies

Mathematics
Decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, reciprocals, geometry

Sciences
Geography of North America

Social Studies
Greek, Indian, Egyptian cultural studies, United States geography

Arts
Freehand geometric drawing, dynamic drawing, Greek, Indian and African illustrations and architecture, painting darkness/light; clay modeling Greek vases, day tablets, plant shapes

Handwork
Five needle knitting, felted slippers, woodwork

French
Grammar, proverbs, literature, conversation

Movement
Greek games (javelin, discus, long jump, sprint); focus on form and appreciation of movement

Music
Major and minor scales, harmony