Thanks to Mt Barker Steiner School for sharing these FAQ:
- What is Steiner Education?
- What is the curriculum at a Steiner School like?
- How did Steiner education get started?
- How many Steiner Schools are there?
- What is the philosophy behind Steiner education?
- Why should I send my child to a Steiner school?
- Who was Rudolf Steiner?
- How is reading taught in a Steiner school?
- Why is so much emphasis put on festivals and ceremonies?
- Why do Steiner Schools discourage TV watching?
- What kind of training do Steiner teachers have?
- Why do Steiner students stay with the same teacher for all their primary school years?
- How are personality conflicts between students and teachers handled?
- Are Steiner schools religious?
- How do Steiner children fare when they transfer to “regular” schools? Is it true that once you start Steiner schooling it is difficult to “fit in” to other schools?
- What is Anthroposophy?
- How does Steiner deal with kids that are not so strong academically?
- How well do Steiner graduates do on standard tests? How well do Steiner high school graduates do in tertiary education?
- What is Eurythmy?
- Recommended Reading
Why a creative, artistic approach to education is vital. Educator and academic Sir Ken Robinson has no affiliation with Steiner Schools but encapsulates our vision perfectly:
This short film takes a look at Steiner education:
A New York Times article on why senior managers at companies at the cutting edge of technology development are sending their children to Steiner schools:
The latest scientific research on brain development which confirms the Steiner approach to the early years not starting academic learning until the year a child turns seven:
Why Steiner education works from the perspective of a clinical and school psychologist: