Green Festival Exhibitors
Waldorf Schools of the Chicago Area
Waldorf has become the largest independent, non-denominational education movement in the world, with over 900 schools and an additional 600 early childhood programs in 35 countries. What accounts for this widespread interest? The Waldorf approach provides a rich experience that truly prepares children for the challenges of our world and their future. It is based on the simple but profound insight that children learn in distinctly different ways at different stages of their development. The strong academic curriculum responds to and enhances each developmental stage. It is a holistic approach that cultivates academic, social and emotional intelligence, and connects children to nature and the arts. Engaging the hands and the heart as well as the mind ignites a true passion for lifelong learning'the hallmark of a Waldorf education. There are 4 independent Waldorf elementary schools, one high school and several early childhood programs in the Chicago area. For more information and to see their locations go to www.waldorfchicagoarea.org.