In a Waldorf School the relationship between teacher and student is the catalyst for learning and the heart of the teacher’s work. The teacher kindles students’ enthusiasm for discovery and awakens in them a sense of wonder, purpose, social responsibility and personal fulfillment.
A key feature of Waldorf education is that class teachers move through the grades with their class. This teacher builds a continuous and trusting relationship with each student as he or she grows through the years. Strong interpersonal bonds between teachers and students allows students to engage fully in their learning supported by a teacher who understands their learning style and strengths.
“The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility; these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.”
— Rudolf Steiner