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Waldorf Inspired
Forest School

We marry together the magic, teachings and philosophy of both Waldorf and forest school curriculum, along with a strong foundation in indigenous wisdom. 

Waldorf Education

Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world renowned artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development that address the needs of the growing child. 

Music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about and tested. They are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world. 


Forest Schooling

Forest schooling also known as forest or nature kindergarten is a way of educating little ones practiced around the world especially in Scandinavia, Germany, and the UK. It holds a fluid, emergent curriculum while learning is led and based on student inquiry & curiosity. It is learner-led, hands-on, and includes supported risk-taking & environmental literacy.


We explore the outdoors and the forest ecosystem in all types of weather so that students can observe, experience and adapt to changing conditions. It supports social/emotional learning, cognitive development & fine motor skills, decision making, awareness, confidence & inspires imaginative play. 

In the event of heavy rain, temperatures below 20 degrees, or any other inclement weather, classes will take place primarily under cover and the day may be shortened.


Curriculum Milestones
& Learning Outcomes


  • Cultural knowledge about self, community, and land (place-based aspects of learning) Friendships 

  • Teamwork and collaboration 

  • Perspective-taking/empathy 

  • Navigating conflict with others 


  • Values of empathy, gratitude, kindness, and compassion 

  • Regulating emotions 

  • Stress reduction 

  • Depression 

  • Mental health 

  • Reflection and appreciation 

  • Emotional quotient (EQ) 


  • High order thinking skills  

  • Problem-solving and resourcefulness 

  • STEM-based learning (science, engineering, technology, math) 

  • Creative and expressive arts 

  • Language and literacy development 

  • Fresh air/impact on cognition 

  • Naturally occurring bacteria in soil/impact on cognition 

  • Vitamin D intake from sunshine

Physical development 

  • Vestibular, proprioception, spatial 

  • Gross motor, locomotor 

  • Fine motor 

  • Hand-eye coordination 

  • Sensory integration 

  • Eye health 

  • Decreased symptoms of ADD and ADHD 

Ecological Identity 

  • Stewardship and care-taking habits

  • Connection with indigenous heritage/origins of land 

  • Personal connection with the natural world 

  • Caring and concern for nature 

  • Understanding and respect for diversity and interconnectedness of ecosystems 

Self-help skills 

  • Learning to care for one’s basic needs (eating, toileting, dressing for weather, etc.) 

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