Spring Garden Curriculum

Waldorf education curriculum incorporates art, music and craftsmanship alongside reading, writing, math and science. Academic concepts are taught by the block method of studying a particular theme for a number of weeks.

Learning is the primary goal, not testing and grades. Special subject integration into main lesson material is key to the holistic academic experience.

Special subjects include:

Spanish and German: Foreign language is taught throughout all the grades using story, song, rhyme and movement. Students develop skills in grammar, reading and translation.

Arts: Drama, painting, drawing, modeling, woodworking and movement deepen the students’ experience of the curriculum. Each class presents a dramatic performance each year.

Music: Music permeates every child’s school experience each day through singing, learning musical notation, performances, and instruction on multiple musical instruments that all children receive.

Physical Education: The physical education program begins in the lower grades with games in a non-competitive environment. The fifth grade physical education program provides the transition into competitive sports with a Greek Pentathlon held in spring.

Handwork: Through learning to knit, crochet, cross stitch and sew handwork, children learn the value of creating practical and beautiful objects with their own hands.

Click HERE to see our By Grade Curriculum Chart and please call 330-666-0574 or email admissions@sgws.org with specific questions about curriculum.