Marin Waldorf School
Through a progressive developmental based approach to education, Marin Waldorf School has been helping Bay Area parents raise confident, self-reliant, resilient and morally intelligent children for the past 40 years. Waldorf education goes beyond the development of the intellect, focusing on the development of the whole human being and helping children bring goodness, beauty and truth into the world.
The Early Childhood Program for Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten provides a nurturing homelike environment. Children focus on imaginative play, nature, the seasons as well as practical activities like gardening, baking, handwork and woodwork - all essential to the healthy development of the child.
Grades 1-4 is a time for children to understand the relationship between themselves and the world around them. Providing space and encouragement through this developmental stage enables the child to become stable, balanced and self-sufficient. Academic subjects include arithmetic that covers addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, fractions, decimals, geometry and measurement. Language Arts includes grammar, comprehension, composition writing, cursive and poetry. Specialty classes like music, painting, sculpture, movement, foreign language, environmental education and woodworking are interwoven through the curriculum each day.
In grades 5-8 the approach to Waldorf liberal arts education is creative - but it is also rigorous. Entering into the upper grades with a strong foundation from the lower grades, the child can now successfully enter into the next developmental stage where he can flourish as an individual. This is a time of awareness and self-discovery which will lay the path for a lifelong love of learning. The mathematical and science curriculum consists of pre-algebra, geometry, aerodynamics, botany, meteorology, physics and chemistry. Language arts focuses on research compositions, literature, creative writing. Our full spectrum of humanities include Ancient Civilizations, Roman History, Renaissance and the Age of Exploration and then the Age of Revolution. Specialty classes like foreign language, drama, painting, perspective drawing, sculpture, woodworking, outdoor education and orchestra.
Contact: Chantal Valentine, Admissions Director (415) 479-8190 ext. 102