At Aberdeen Waldorf School we do not believe ‘one size’ education fits all. Through our smaller classes and the relationship that develops between teachers and pupils, we are in a position to focus on individual needs.
In addition to academic achievement we aim to instill a sense of wonder and ‘human scale’ learning on a level where each child can receive the personal attention they deserve. We look to how we can add to each stage of a child’s development to make the most of their potential – rather than rushing them prematurely on to the next stage.
“The Teaching of a subject should become an art in the hands of teachers.”
We take the time to guide and enthuse children through the natural phases of childhood development and to encourage them to grow into resourceful, warm-hearted and practical adults. From Kindergarten through to Senior School, we make extensive use of the school grounds to encourage both formal and informal learning. Pupils also participate in cultural visits throughout their schooling, with visiting artists being welcomed into the school.
Older pupils have an annual class trip, which is linked to the curriculum and may be focused around appropriate adventure activities, such as sailing or mountaineering. In our senior classes, these activities often include overseas visits.
With such an extensive network of 985 Waldorf Steiner schools in 60 countries, we prepare our pupils for a world, which is increasingly international in its outlook. Languages are introduced at an early age. Older pupils may have opportunities to attend school in a wide variety of different countries, often on an exchange basis. Equally, we frequently have foreign students attending Aberdeen Waldorf School giving our pupils a clear insight into different aspects of the world we live in.