- Is based on a profound understanding of human development
- Provides a detailed, richly artistic curriculum that responds to and enhances the child’s developmental phases, AWSNA from early childhood through high school
- Cultivates social and emotional intelligence
- Connects children to nature
- Ignites passion for lifelong learning
- Is the fastest growing educational movement in the world
Learn more about Waldorf education from the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
An integral part of staff training at Kroka is inviting trained Waldorf teachers to share their knowledge. This involves the philosophy behind Waldorf education and the development of the child. Many elements of the Waldorf curriculum, such as main lesson books, singing, crafts and handwork are incorporated into daily work with students. Waldorf students and alumni comprise a large percentage of Kroka students and staff.
The observations and insights of Rudolf Steiner are woven into Kroka’s practices, from biodynamic gardening practices and the use of homeopathic medicine to Goethean observation. The non-denominational spirituality gives us a framework for striving to better ourselves as educators and human beings.
In addition to working with Waldorf schools, Kroka is actively involved with other progressive educational streams, including Montessori, Friends and Cooperative schools. Through experiencing a variety of educational philosophies we are privileged to witness positive innovations in the education of youth and are able to synthesize the best styles and practices of what we learn, from others, into our own work.