Welcome From the Director
As the Waldorf School of Lexington’s new school director, I recently went through a process similar to the one you as a parent are engaged in now—evaluating the school, trying to understand its strengths and what makes it special, and asking myself, “Is this the right place for me?”
I have had a long career in education and led a number of fine schools, and I was amazed by what I found at this school. Here are just some of the things that stood out for me:
- A curriculum that comes alive through the integration of the arts, music, drama, movement, and academics across the grades
- For younger students, an emphasis on self-directed exploration of the natural world, which fosters personal growth and provides a foundation for later learning in science
- A refreshingly healthy and wholesome culture that actively promotes students’ well-being by (among other things) giving all children in the grades two 20-minute recess periods a day, balancing work loads to avoid stress, and keeping classrooms screen-free
- A strong sense of community, with parents, faculty and staff deeply and creatively dedicated to the distinctive mission of Waldorf education
In a fast-paced, media-saturated world that often places undue pressure on children, the Waldorf School of Lexington stands out as a place where childhood is protected, a love of learning is fostered, and students are joyfully engaged in a rich academic curriculum.
I feel very fortunate to have joined such a warm, caring school community. I hope you too will be impressed by this time-tested and dynamic educational approach. I encourage you to visit our beautiful historic school buildings and campus, meet our teachers, and see Waldorf education in action.
I look forward to welcoming you when you come, and talking with you about how this can be the right place for your child and you.