Welcome to Kimberton Waldorf School
Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf Education is based on the insights, teachings, and principles of education outlined by the world-renowned educator, artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf Education evolve from an understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. This is the wisdom of a century-old approach to education that has become the fastest-growing education movement worldwide.
What Makes Us Unique
The curriculum in Waldorf education is designed to unfold over time in a wide and richly experiential way. Different than curriculum-driven by mandated testing or narrowly-defined achievement goals, we recognize the central importance of lifelong learning and have designed our curriculum for a child’s emerging individuality and to promote their capacities for the art of living. Since meaning and knowledge are built over time, this is co-constructive learning in which understanding unfolds as a process of learning to learn, encompassing both student and teacher.
As an independent private school, we feel privileged to be able to create a curriculum based on the needs of a developing child. This allows us to intentionally and carefully align creative developmental activities with emerging cognitive, emotional, and physical stages of growth.
Early Childhood Program
From expecting parents through 6 years
Our Early Childhood teachers strive to preserve the innocence and innate wonder of early childhood by creating a secure, inviting, joyful environment …
From first through eighth grade
When children learn by doing and are encouraged to think creatively, they are able to make connections between art, nature, and academics in a way that …
From ninth through twelfth grade
Kimberton’s high school program offers a distinctive learning environment that welcomes creativity, imagination, individuality, and hands-on …