For us, arts and academics are inseparable, beauty and ideals are woven into lessons and children are supported through an integrated and participatory curriculum. A Waldorf education delivers a solid academic foundation that’s so much more than rote memorization of facts; rather, we infuse those facts with meaning through first-hand experience.
 
 

Get a glimpse of our classes below or schedule a visit with our Admissions Coordinator at 505-467-6431.

 

First Grade

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Developmental Stage

First grade marks a clear and important transition from the nurturing, communal experience of kindergarten into an awakening, increasingly self-aware, classroom experience.

Objectives

Establishing the rhythms and habits of classroom life and work forms a positive, enthusiastic foundation for all subsequent school learning. Reading and writing begin now as do early arithmetic and Spanish classes all punctuated by art, music and movement. The relationship between education and curiosity, joy and engagement only deepens over time. 

 

Second Grade

Developmental Stage

The second grader has a sense that there is more to life than early childhood’s innocent understanding that “the world and I are one,” and students possess a dawning awareness of both human greatness and fallibility.

Objectives

Here we read, hear, study, discuss and write about fables – often illustrating exaggerated traits such as greed, boastfulness and stubbornness – and contrasting them with the lives of exemplary people who have overcome these negatives. Math studies intensify, Spanish continues and nature beckons.

 

Third Grade

Developmental Stage

Significant psychological, cognitive, and physiological changes touch the increasingly self-aware 3rd grader, and the student’s newfound disconnection from his or her surroundings can be at once disconcerting and excitingly self-empowering.

Objectives

Stories from the Hebrew Scriptures– along with hands-on instruction in building, farming, gardening and clothing construction – help students develop a positive relationship with others and their environment. Math gets practical with real-life applications calculating measurement and money.

 

Fourth Grade

Developmental Stage

Each student begins to explore emerging personal interests, gifts, talents and challenges, and the fourth grader’s individuality is celebrated.

Objectives

Reading chapter books, writing book reports and crafting compositions represent a big jump in literary facility. Through the study of Norse myths, students explore various personality traits in dramatic ways. And by focusing on animals and the land, students develop a deep connection and respect for their surroundings.

 

Fifth Grade

Developmental Stage

Cognitively, fifth grade students approach both their studies—and indeed life itself—in an increasingly realistic and reasoning manner, physically, they attain a degree of balance, ease and grace supported by a rich athletic curriculum.

Objectives

To meet students’ emerging consciousness, the curriculum transitions from a focus on mythology to one of recorded history, biography and geography. Botany and zoology foster astute scientific observation. Ongoing studies of Spanish continue to finesse the bilingual brain.

 

Many elements come together for a unique learning experience:

 
 
Critical thinking, confidence and curiosity are hallmarks
of a Waldorf graduate, and key to thriving in the modern world.
Learn more at an upcoming Open House or monthly parent tour.