Educating the Wheelers

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Chronicling the Experience of Educating our Children and Managing our Family

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

One decision down, X to go ...

Well, I guess we know now that we won't be attending the Waldorf school down the road. It's a bit of a shame, though, since it's within walking distance, and the campus itself is quite beautiful.

We had been a bit worried that the curriculum wasn't math/sci enough, but we've always assumed that it's our job to supplement gaps in curriculum if need be. Andrew was particularly concerned by how weak they were on computers/programming. Now, looking further and harder into their philosophy and curriculum on the net, we can see that it really doesn't match at all what we want.

One of Andrew's big concerns [and I agree] is that whatever course we take with her, if we ever have to put her back into public school, we want to ensure that she is ahead of public school standards, not behind. I didn't get the feel that would be the case with Waldorf.

Not to mention some of the stranger touchy-feely/spiritual stuff in their philosophy. I won't get into that here, but suffice to say, that's not really our ball of wax, either.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you there. Waldorf is pretty weak on playground supervision too. Reading and spelling aren't covered until 3rd grade.

1/31/2006 12:28:00 PM  

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