Educating Children For The Journey

Jack Petrash discerns the three essential needs of children with humor and insight. He explores what this means for education today and into the future. Our world is changing at a rapid and dramatic pace. Every decade brings technological advances …

Let the Kids Learn Through Play

David Kohn is a freelance science writer based in Baltimore. Kohn discusses some of the research that supports play-based kindergartens. Those seeking independent schooling for their children, read on, there are compelling reasons Waldorf kindergartens are and will remain play-based. …

Anti-Screen? No…Pro Human Relationship? Yes

This article is an extract from The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm and Calm Guidance. From Toddlers to Teens (Ballantine Books/Penguin Random House. 2015) by Kim John Payne. How a parent handles the influence of …

Behold the Humble Block

Waldorf schools nurture the development of creative thinking through a variety of hands-on activities, including playing with “old fashioned” toys such as wooden blocks. Many of these activities ask the children to collaborate and problem solve using their individual resources. …

Spring Gala and Auction

Eugene Waldorf School’s 21st annual Spring Gala and Auction “Growing Our Future” To benefit our school’s scholarship fund Saturday, March 14, 2015, 6:00-10:00 pm Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. in Eugene Tickets $30 in advance, $35 after March 9th, …

A Comparison of Waldorf and Mainstream Education

When parents are researching private schools, the myriad of options and different educational philosophies can sometimes be overwhelming. Many prospective parents are considering transitioning their children from mainstream school into Waldorf Education. And so, the question becomes, “What exactly is …

Less Structure, Better Decision Making?

Frontiers in Psychology has published a study conducted at Colorado University-Boulder. The study is one of the first scientific attempts to identify if there are neurological benefits of children having more or less structured time. Waldorf educators believe in the …

Administrative Restructure

The Eugene Waldorf School is proud to announce the hire of Administrator Dr. Molly Wilson and Faculty Chair Jelena Jaehnig to complete a change in the structure of its administration. The school has always been independent and unique in its …

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

The New York Times published this article highlighting some of the whole-brain benefits of handwriting. Students at Waldorf schools handwrite all work through eighth grade. Our teachers work consciously with the benefits of both fine and gross motor skills as …