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  • Seattle Waldorf School reviewed by a parent

    My children have been at Waldorf School for 2 years. We were enchanted with the schoolhouse and the teaching and outdoor education model, as it was decribed to us. The culture is nostalgic. It is placing children in a bubble meant to resmeble a german schoolhouse - ocurring perhaps in the 1600s? No books or modern technology. Beeswax molding, cider pressing, making butter, and felting are taught. It is charming and magical at the start. However, my children came home playing "master and slave" and when I asked the teacher about how her students of color (2 in a class of 15) might feel about this- she told me that she had never considered this before. This was not our only experience in this regard. Nostlagia has its pros and cons. This teacher is also unrelentingly negative about her students and their parents. I spoke to her supervisor about it to see if she was going through a rough time or if this was just her personality - the supervisor's response was that she is known as a "sad sack". Honest (pro) but perhaps she should not be teaching children (con)? We are now trying to transition our kids to a regular first grade this year. However, because they have not had any instruction in reading or writing or math and have not had a regular schoolroom setting - we have been advised (by 4 schools) that our kids may have a tough time this year in transitioning. In addition, I would like to note that the school administration treated us very poorly. They are $ driven as many private schools are. If they think for an instant that you may not continue in the next yesr, they will drop you like a hot potato. Lesson learned on our part. Drink the coolaid and promise to stay with Waldorf forever and you will be fine. I gave this school 2 stars because the outdoor aspects of the program and the oral storytelling were very good. However, I cannot in good conscience give this school more than 2 stars for the reasons noted above. Please consider the following website before continuing with Waldorf: https://sites.google.com/site/waldorfwatch/cautionary-tales

    Seattle Waldorf School (2728 NE 100th St) Published on GreatSchools June 1, 2018 Comment

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