Science and Mathematics
The foundations of mathematics and science begin in our Waldorf pre-school with curiosity and wonder integral in everything we do. The hours enjoyed outdoors nurture a lifelong study of nature built on observation and imagination.
By emphasizing observation, and giving the children the freedom to develop their own theories, we allow them to develop this vital and creative piece, essential to real scientific thinking. Throughout the grades school we develop the ability to internalize math and scientific concepts rather than relying solely on rote memory.
Aspects of the curricula are brought though story and direct experience in a developmentally appropriate way. There is also an important thread through the grades on which concepts are built. The kneading of the kindergarten bread, for example, in seventh grade, becomes a detailed study of the chemical process of fermentation.