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The Davis Waldorf School is a local nonsectarian private school that was founded in 1986 and serves 215 preschool to 8th grade children. The school also hosts a yearly summer camp http://www.daviswaldorf.org/summer
Set on a beautiful 5-acre campus in North Davis, the Davis Waldorf School program balances artistic, academic and practical work educating the whole child - hand and heart as well as mind. Its innovative methodology and developmentally-oriented curriculum, permeated with the arts, address the child's changing consciousness as it unfolds, stage by stage. Imagination and creativity are cultivated as well as cognitive growth and a sense of responsibility for the earth and its inhabitants. Under the warm and active instruction of their teachers, children are provided with a creative and nurturing environment in which to develop, grow and learn.
The Davis Waldorf School offers children of all backgrounds the opportunity to reap the rewards of the elegantly simple Waldorf philosophy:
- To stimulate the mind
- To school the hands
- To engage the heart
- To encourage respect
- To foster a love of learning
Waldorf education was the inspiration of the Austrian philosopher, educator, scientist and artist, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). He designed a system that educates the whole child that is developmentally appropriate and that teaches the child to live in harmony with the natural world. In addition to Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner founded and developed the fields of of Biodynamic Agriculture and Anthroposophy.
"Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - this is one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty." - Rudolf Steiner
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