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Santa Cruz Waldorf School

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Alternate Name(s):Waldorf School
Address:2190 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-425-0519
Fax Number:831-425-1326
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:During School Year
Description:One unique aspect of a Waldorf grade school is the class teacher. The class teacher ideally remains with his or her students from first through eighth grade. This system allows the teacher to grow along with the students and facilitates a strong bond of trust between students, parents and teacher. In each grade, the focal point of learning takes place during the 'Morning Lesson'. Here the class teacher presents in blocks of three to four weeks, major concepts in the various disciplines: math, science, history and literature. Work in the arts supports the academic curriculum by developing the capacity to solve problems creatively. Spanish is taught in all grades through story, song, rhyme, movement and art. Spanish grammar, reading, translation and short plays are introduced beginning in fourth grade. Music plays a major role in the development of the child and is a key element in Waldorf education. Beginning with pentatonic flute music in first grade, students are then introduced to soprano, alto, tenor, or bass recorder in addition to string instruments as the grades progress, leading to orchestra and choir in the upper grades. A host of dedicated specialty teachers work tirelessly alongside class teachers to provide students with diverse experiences in language, movement, music, arts, athletics and gardening.

ELIGIBILITY: Children grades K-8. Call for more information and applications.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Financial Aid Available
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Subject Headings
 Private Day Schools
Private Nonprofits
Private Schools
This record last modified April 12, 2013

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