The Waldorf elementary school offers an inspired approach to life-long learning. What sets the curriculum apart is not necessarily what is taught, but how it is taught. Teachers aim to present all subjects in a pictorial, imaginative way to stimulate students' feelings and interests. Every subject, whether mathematics, history, or physics, is learned artistically and practically so that the experience speaks to the whole child: the head, the heart, and the hands. Drawing, painting, movement, music, singing, recitation, and drama are not treated as supplements; rather, they are the actual methods by which each subject is taught. By interweaving traditional academic disciplines with artistic and practical activities, the school provides a broad and balanced educational experience and encourages the development of capable, multifaceted individuals. 


Mathematics

Word problems, Averages, Fractions, Factoring


Sciences

Human and animal: Descriptive study of animals and their relationship to humans


English & Grammar

Spelling, Parts of speech, Grammar rules, Writing poetry and stories


Literature

Norse sagas, Poetry, African and Native American legends


History

Illinois history, DuPage County history, Native American history


Geography

Map making from classroom to home, Region


Spanish

Writing, Reading, Plays, Verb tenses, Spelling, Short dictation


Drawing

Interlocking and negative forms, Native American motifs, Norse myth illustration


Painting

Wet on wet, Local landscapes and animals, Norse gods, Festivals


Handwork

Cross stitch, Embroidery, Braiding and cords


Movement Education

Running, Jumping and throwing games, Obstacle courses, Athletic lead-up games, Improve posture and running forms,
Folk dances, Native American games


Music

Notation, Time values, Major and minor third, Introduction to string instruments