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Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9
Phone: 403-287-1868 | Fax: 403-287-3414
Info@calgarywaldorf.org

GRADE NINE

In the Ninth Grade, students live in a world of strong polarities. With direction, these polarities can be experienced as a framework for the unfolding of abstract thinking. The focus on activities within the greater community helps develop capacities for connection to the wider world through service and work, and to the self through intellectual challenge, imaginative thinking, and reflection. These steps provide a tangible experience to the transition from the Calgary Waldorf School curriculum and teaching methods to more conventional mainstream senior high school.

Language Arts

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Research Skills
  • Composition/Creative Writing
  • Speech Formation/Dramatics
  • Literature
  • Short Story
  • Comedy and Tragedy

Mathematics

  • Descriptive Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Combinations, Permutations and Probability
  • Computers

Sciences

  • Space Exploration
  • Biological Diversity
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Matter and Chemical Change
  • Electricity

Social Sciences

  • Russian History (Mongolian Invasion to the break up of the U.S.S.R.
  • Economics (A Centrally Planned Economy vs. a Market Economy)

The French Revolution and the Reformation begin the study of history in this grade detailing the struggle for artistic and religious freedom and its role in developing the concept of universal human rights.

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • German

Fine Art

  • Pastel Drawing
  • Black and White Drawing
  • History Through Art
  • Wood Carving
  • Mask Making
  • Clay Pottery
  • Drama
  • Canvas Painting

Music

  • Band Instrument
  • Recorder
  • Singing

Physical Education

  • Cooperative Games
  • Sports
  • Eurythmy