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An Inspired Education

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

At the South Shore Waldorf School, we strive to nurture children’s wholeness as human beings, so we educate the head, heart and hands. We nurture children’s innate imagination, help them develop empathy, and strengthen their willpower throughout their time with us.

Waldorf education fosters high academic standards with an emphasis on how to think, not what to think. Our students are learning how to analyze problems, face challenges, and take initiative to turn their thoughts into meaningful actions.


As a Developing Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, we are part of an international community of over 2500 schools that recognize a Waldorf education is an inspired one.

Waldorf educators understand that every child is unique. By focusing on the individual needs of the student, our teachers work to steadily build the potential within each. We recognize that children learn differently at different stages of development. Our small class sizes allow teachers to individualize their teaching methods. From the sensory-based world of the small child through the older child’s emerging abilities to reason, our curriculum progresses with the child’s natural development.


An integrated curriculum relates each subject to every other, providing context and deeper meaning of each subject. We know that science can inspire artistic thinking, and arts can inspire scientific thinking. With an holistic approach, students find their own way into a subject, drawing on their innate strengths while strengthening all of their capacities.


Born in the chaotic circumstances of post WW 1 Germany, Waldorf education was founded with the intent to foster a kinder and more conscientious generation. It is in this spirit that Waldorf education emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things, promoting respect for the self, others and the natural world.

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