Preparing for Life
Knitting Is More Important Than Homework
Waldorf parent Mara Menachem writes in the Huffington Post about her experience of putting her two sons into a Waldorf school.
Educating Children for the Journey: Jack Petrash
How to Escape Education's Death Valley: Ken Robinson
Schools Kill Creativity: Ken Robinson
Bring on the Education Revolution: Ken Robinson
Changing Education Paradigms
THE WALDORF WAY
MSNBC Nov 30th, 2011
LOS ALTOS — Allysun Sokolowski, a third-grade teacher, greets each one of her 29 students by name and shakes their hand as they enter the classroom. It's easy for her because she's known these kids at the Los Altos, Calif., school for a while.
Daily Pilot Sept 22nd, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Waldorf School of Orange County plans to dedicate environmentally friendly classrooms crafted from recycled shipping containers Friday evening.
Daily Pilot Sept 14th, 2011
COSTA MESA — Standing before the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, Ellen Kawata thanked the city and the Waldorf School of Orange County for helping her business.
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Learn More About Us
The best way to learn more about Waldorf School of Orange County is to see it for yourself.
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We offer regularly scheduled school tours which provide an ideal opportunity to visit our campus, meet the teachers and, best of all, see the education in action. For schedule details, please visit our events calendar.
Discover Waldorf Education
Early Childhood through High School
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Waldorf School of Orange County (WSOC) invites you to explore the Waldorf curriculum from early childhood through high school. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education that engages the child cognitively, actively and emotionally. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each child we serve, encourage independent thinking and imagination, and foster a life-long love of learning.
Based upon the teachings and insights of Rudolf Steiner, our age-appropriate curriculum fully integrates the disciplines of the humanities, science and math, movement, and the arts into a strong academic program. Within our school community and in our classrooms, our goal is to engage the mind, fire the imagination, and strengthen the will as students develop with initiative, creativity, and the skills to enter responsibly into an ever changing local and global community.
WSOC has been helping families raise well-balanced, multi faceted and accomplished young people since 1988. Waldorf education is the fastest growing, nondenominational independent school system in the world, now with almost 1000 schools worldwide.
Our outstanding and dedicated faculty has led WSOC to become one of the most respected and successful Waldorf schools in North America.
Our Mission Statement
WSOC is committed to providing academic excellence through awakening in our students genuine enthusiasm, an interest in the world, a love of learning and a sense of purpose in life. The Waldorf curriculum meets the student's age-related capacities and develops the student's initiative, creativity, critical-thinking, and self-reliance. Our educational approach encourages balance, engaging the student cognitively, emotionally and actively across all disciplines. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each student.
Our Groundbreaking School
Our innovative, eco-conscious Waldorf education, deserves architecture that mirrors those principles. Utilizing an innovative building method that we have named, "Eco-classroom architecture," recycled shipping containers are being converted into our future classrooms. WSOC is proud to be the first school in the country to use these types of buildings.
Eco-Friendly Construction Facts
Waldorf Expansion Completed