A Steiner education provides your child with an experience rich in discovery, imagination and deep engagement – a place where they can learn, grow and develop a sense of purpose and direction.
Steiner education is renowned for fostering the human spirit in children, allowing them to flourish in a holistic learning environment that is oriented towards moral growth, social consciousness and citizenship. Steiner schools seek to nurture each individual and connect them to the reverence and awe of the natural environment, one another, and the world around them. Schools are grounded in working artistically, spiritually, practically and intellectually. As well as being integrated, the curriculum is broadly based, interdisciplinary and culturally rich.
Founded in the early 20th century, Steiner or Waldorf education as it is known in other parts of the world, is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world-renowned philosopher, artist and scientist Rudolf Steiner.
The principles of Steiner education evolve from an understanding of human development that address the needs of the growing child. Steiner schools cherish the right of children to childhood and this is reflected in the developmentally appropriate Australian Steiner Curriculum that Silver Tree Steiner School follows.