A Middle School Day
The Main Lesson begins with subject material that meets the child’s developmental needs in an intriguing manner. For example, our Seventh Graders are immersed in the world of the Renaissance. This time in a student’s life is a great awakening; just as the era was a great awakening for Western civilization. Students will spend their mornings inspired by the likes of Joan of Arc, Leonardo DaVinci, Dante and Newton as they learn Chemistry, Physiology, Linear Equations, Pythagorean Theorem, Perspective Drawing and more.
Sciences in all grades are taught using the Socratic method — calling upon the students to observe, ponder, discuss, and then draw conclusions – all before the law or formula is presented. Music permeates and harmonizes life in school through choral music, solfege and conscientious study of orchestral instruments. Foreign language and the practical arts like wood work and hand work continue as projects become more complex and challenging.
By the end of Grade 8, the culmination of their years at Eugene Waldorf School will grant students an inherent curiosity and love of learning. By offering an inspirational education, we help our children grow into well-rounded, engaged and interested adults.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”