Waldorf Schools and Facilities

Eine Waldorfschule (auch: Rudolf-Steiner-Schule und in Deutschland Freie Waldorfschule[1]) ist eine Schule, an der nach der von Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) begründeten Waldorfpädagogik unterrichtet wird. Die Waldorfpädagogik beruht auf der anthroposophischen Menschenkunde Rudolf Steiners.[2] In Deutschland sind Waldorfschulen staatlich genehmigte oder staatlich anerkannte Ersatzschulen in freier Trägerschaft. Seit der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts verbreiten sich Waldorfschulen auch in anderen Ländern.

Waldorf schools, which are organized in the Federation of Free Waldorf Schools, are uniform folk and high schools and include grades 1 to 13. Their curriculum and the corresponding methodology are based on the overall age-specific development of the child and thus follow the pedagogical suggestions of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf pedagogy.

Healing Educational Waldorf Schools belong to the Association Anthropoi for Anthroposophical Social Beings. Logo of Waldorf schools and institutionsThe association is an association of people, initiatives and institutions that shape their social mission out of the anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner.

Waldorf kindergartens are autonomous. Through the Association of Waldorf Kindergartens, they have joined forces to work together to find answers to the pressing questions of education and education. 

Every child a skill

What does the young person need in order to grow up healthy in body, soul and spirit and to develop according to his abilities? The Waldorf curriculum is based on this question. Didactics and methodology are sensitively tailored to the respective stages of development of children and adolescents.

Waldorf pedagogy accompanies children and adolescents from early childhood until the end of their schooling with a holistic education.

Waldorf schools have been in existence since 1919

 Since then, young people have received a common education and training in Waldorf schools, regardless of their social, religious or national origins. Integration and inclusion are a central concern of Waldorf institutions.

Find out more about the Waldorf schools and institutions at the Munich Education Days!

      • Worldwide there are 1,100 Waldorf schools, more than 500 educational institutions and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in over 80 countries
      • Waldorf kindergartens, educational institutions and schools in free sponsorship
      • In the Waldorf schools there are two foreign languages from the 1st of 1. Grade, mostly English and French, but also Russian and Spanish