Tacoma Waldorf School is relocating to the educational building on the property formerly known as the Weyerhaeuser Estate in North Tacoma. The move enables the school to expand enrollment to more than double their current numbers, filling a long-awaited demand for this specialized education. Waldorf curriculum emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to holistically integrate the intellectual, practical and artistic development of their students.
Waldorf education was founded in 1919 in Germany by Rudolf Steiner. Today there are more than 1000 Waldorf schools in 90 countries. It is the largest and fastest growing pedagogical movement not run by church or state. Although no two schools are identical, there are certain commonalities across the globe. The typical furniture, décor, artistic supplies and play structures are only those that are from all natural resources such as wood, wool and silk. Classrooms are designed to provide a calm atmosphere that feels much like a home. Educators understand the learning processes of each of their students so that they are sure to meet their individual needs.
For a deeper look at the positive changes Waldorf education is making across the globe, watch the “Waldorf 100 – The Film”, available on Youtube.