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Introduction

"Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - this is one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty." - Rudolf Steiner

We are all one whole class,
One by one see us pass
While our feet sing the song-
"Two short steps and one long."
Now we walk two by two
In a ring round and true
While our feet sing the song-
"Two short steps and one long."
First grade verse, Rudolf Steiner School

At every level, Waldorf Education seeks to build community. In the classroom, it accomplishes this by replacing competition with collaboration, by setting the stage for deep and lasting relationships among students and between students and their teachers. The Waldorf school tradition of non-hierarchical governance and administration enhances the possibilities for a strong and healthy school community. Community is also built through school festivals, which are often shared with friends from outside the immediate school family, as well as through parent participation in school committees, in the classroom and on the board. Evening classes, lectures and study groups draw eager adult learners from every sector, thus widening the embrace of the Waldorf school.

In this section, we hope to build on this tradition of community. Whether you are a longtime friend to Waldorf Education, a parent of a child recently enrolled in a Waldorf school, or a newcomer to the approach, we hope the articles and resources here will help you bring a little bit of the light and joy that is Waldorf into your home.


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