Media Position White Paper
We are often asked why we don’t use computers for instruction at WSL, and why we recommend a screen-free life for our students at home, especially in the early childhood and elementary years.
Technology can be a wonderful tool, which is why our middle school students learn to touch-type and use the Internet for research. However, the promise of technology in education has fallen far short of its aims—while study after study warns of the harm technology and media use pose for children, particularly during the early years of critical brain development.
At the Waldorf School of Lexington, our classrooms are screen-free, and our students thrive, both academically and socially. Our “unplugged” approach is backed not only by current research, but by the hundreds of thoughtful, creative, successful students who have graduated from the Waldorf School of Lexington during its 46-year history — and the thousands who have graduated from more than 1,200 Waldorf schools worldwide.
Read our full media white paper here.