Homeschool

ENRICHING YOUR CHILD’S HOMESCHOOL EDUCATION

Once a week children will attend for a main lesson, music, art and creative movement. Some weeks will also include lessons in health and wellness, cooking and nutrition. Mountain Song Community School is a K-8 public charter that uses Waldorf-methods. The home school program is a tuition-free program funded through the state of Colorado.

WALDORF-INSPIRED EDUCATION

Waldorf education is a method that recognizes the specific developmental stages of children. Each subject is presented through numerous learning modalities and incorporates art, movement, and whole body health.  It was developed following WWI by Austrian social reformist Rudolf Steiner who envisioned an education that would create a peaceful and just society. His first school was opened in 1919, and the first Waldorf School in the U.S. opened in 1928 in NYC. The impulse behind Waldorf education is cultural renewal. In the past 20 years Waldorf has become the largest educational movement in the world, and Waldorf methods have been adopted by nearly 100 public charter and magnet schools throughout the U.S. A large body of evidence from the last 20 years of neuroscientific inquiry supports some of the most fundamental principles of Waldorf methods. The timing and organization of brain development are prime considerations in establishing the optimal sequence for learning, as is the knowledge that the brain operates optimally when all parts are equally developed, valued, and engaged. The Waldorf methods holistic approach is designed to stimulate optimal brain functioning and follow a developmentally appropriate sequence to educate the child’s whole being integrating thinking, feeling, and doing. The foundation of Waldorf education lies in providing the right experience at the right time.

HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM COMPONENTS

GRADE 1

The World is good illustrated through fairytales from around the world.

GRADE 2

Responsibility highlighted through fables and heroic people and the contrast between the two.

GRADE 3

The realization of selfhood and creating home, and myths and legends of the ancient Hebrew people.

GRADE 4

The foundation for independence, Norse mythology and the ability to choose.

GRADE 5

Self-determination and ancient human history: India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece.

GRADE 6

Cause and effect and the rise and fall of Rome and the Middle Ages.

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