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Camellia Waldorf Academics and Learning


Discovery and Learning

The academic program at Camellia Waldorf School places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development, while meeting state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow us to offer a comfortable and inclusive educational environment, while ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

Chemistry in a Waldorf elementary school

Educational Approach

At Camellia Waldorf School, our goal is to enable each child’s potential to unfold by developing creative, imaginative capacities and skills while building a strong academic foundation in math, language arts, science, geography and history. We teach the following core competencies and capacities as a part of our local and global curriculum:

  1. Critical thinking and problem solving. We want our children to ask questions and think flexibly for themselves. 

  2. Curiosity and imagination. We want our children to be inquisitive, creative and engaged.

  3. Collaboration. We want our children to cooperate with each other.

  4. Agility and adaptability. We want our children to learn how to learn in order to keep up with a fast-moving environment.

  5. Initiative and Entrepreneurship. We want our children to be inspired to be doers and innovators. 

  6. Excellent oral and written communication. We want our children to be exceptional communicators in diverse situations in the knowledge economy.

  7. Analyzing information. We want our children to think for themselves, to think outside the box, and to find new solutions to new problems.

  8. Resiliency. We want our children to quickly learn new skills. We want our children to be prepared to meet their futures.

  9. Passion. We want our children to be inspired, to follow their passions and dreams.

  10. Leadership. We want our children to be leaders in their communities and careers.

Teaching Method

We teach our children through how they learn; visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically – by seeing, hearing, and doing. We educate the whole child, the “head, heart, and hands,” to meet the intellectual, social and emotional, as well as physical development of each child.


The outcomes are that our students demonstrate are exceptional comprehension and critical thinking skills (IQ), strong emotional and social intelligence (EQ), and excellent practical and kinesthetic intelligence (PQ).


Students are assessed using the more rigorous portfolio assessment approach. We want parents to actually see how their child is progressing. In 8th grade, all students take the TerraNova Test, typically performing two to five years beyond their grade level. View our Academic Outcomes.  

Required Subjects for All Students at Camellia Waldorf School


Math, science, language arts, geography, history and Spanish.

Music and Arts:

Orchestra, reading music, choir, painting and drawing.

Practical Crafts:

Woodworking, handwork and gardening. 

Physical Education:

Physical games, sports, outdoor education program, circus arts and after-school sports (optional).

Outings and Field Trips:

Curriculum-based educational day trips and overnight field trips. 

Optional outings include annual middle school ski trip, annual sledding trip (for the entire community), and hikes and bike rides for 4th - 8th grade. 

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