Kimberton Waldorf School History
Kimberton Waldorf School, founded in 1941 by Alarik and Mabel Pew Myrin, is the second-oldest Waldorf School in North America. Located on 430 acres in semi-rural Chester County, Pennsylvania, with rolling hills, a farm, bubbling creek, and forest, yet we’re only 40 minutes from Philadelphia. The school serves approximately 300 students from parent-child and early childhood through grade twelve.
Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf Education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world-renowned 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 nearly century-old approach to education that has become the fastest-growing education movement worldwide.
Our integrated experiential approach to education allows students to embody learning through all the senses. Our days are filled with academics, music, arts, and science. We stretch ourselves learning about the world’s civilizations, astronomy, geometry, chemistry, mythology, and literature. We engage in sports and gardening, orchestra and electives. We paint, play, sculpt, write, cook, walk, run and sing.
Through these experiences, our students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, and physical capacities to become lifelong learners with an inner confidence in their own abilities to think, create and do.
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