“It was the critical thinking, creativity, knowledge, and intellectual confidence that I found most valuable and unique about AWS.”Alumni Profiles
By creating a school environment that integrates academic, artistic and practical disciplines, the Austin Waldorf School cultivates a love of learning, creative thinking, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose. Our curriculum is designed to meet each stage of a student’s development from early childhood through adolescence, into young adulthood.A Waldorf Education
Our programs demonstrate a continued commitment to providing a well-rounded educational experience integrating academic, artistic, and practical disciplines. In addition to a rich academic curriculum, the students are taught two foreign languages, vocal and instrumental music, handwork, woodwork, blacksmithing, fine arts, drama, and sports and games from around the world.
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Young children live in a world of activity. To them, play is work and work is play. At this young age, the children live strongly in their imaginative life and eagerly imitate the behaviors of those around them.
Grade School (1-8)
In the grade school we are working to develop the children’s sense of observation. The students live very deeply in their feeling life from age 7 to 14. The curriculum is designed to be meaningful, valuable, and to encourage curiosity.
High School (9-12)
The high school student is ready to meet abstract concepts with heightened cognitive capacities. The main lesson curriculum is designed to respond to the questions that are being asked by the developing adolescent.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to their lives.”