Important School Information: Michaelmount Waldorf School
Founded in 1960 by a group of progressive
parents, Michael Mount Waldorf School is a mainstream school that
focuses on educating the whole child using the educational
principles laid down by Dr Rudolf Steiner. We provide an
age-appropriate, child-centred curriculum ensuring that our children
experience wide-ranging subject matter that gives them a real sense
of the world in which they live.
The Waldorf curriculum is an integrated Primary and High School system with the developmental stages of the child being the basis upon which subjects are introduced. The Main Lesson, which takes place in the first two hours of the school day when the children are at their most attentive, provides an in-depth exploration of any given subject. Each main lesson block lasts approximately four weeks, during which time children learn to approach the topic using all of their senses, to feel, think and experience the subject, making it their own. Their enthusiasm for learning can be seen in the quality of the self-made books that each student creates for the main lessons.
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