When the children leave the Waldorf kindergarten and move into first grade, they carry with them a reverent and loving experience of nature and humanity. In the elementary grades, the content of the curriculum builds on what has gone before and unfolds in a way that is interesting and meaningful to the children of a particular grade because it addresses the development stages of the growing child. The children in a class form a community and travel the journey from childhood into adolescence together with their class teacher.
The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh offers a rich and diverse elementary program for grades 1 through 8. Please be sure to review the concepts and stepping stones of each grade under the Waldorf Education section of the site. In addition to time spent with the class teacher for main lessons and other projects, the program offers the following supplemental classes:
- String instruments
All classes are not necessarily offered to all grades. Please review this Waldorf elementary curriculum matrix for an overview of subjects by grade.