Halton Waldorf High School offers a challenging, rigorous curriculum that includes an integration of sciences, mathematics, humanities and the arts. Our classes are small and personal with a focus on supporting the development of confident and creative thinkers. The academic rigour of the curriculum is partnered with artistic and practical experiences. Students have opportunities in all subjects to deepen the content of their classes artistically or through practical experience, whether they are diagramming a chemistry experiment, or creating a portrait for history class. This not only cultivates artistic skills, but it also allows students to develop their own interests and deepens their experience of each subject.
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This education meets the students where they are.
Each year the Waldorf high school curriculum provides experiences that meet the unique developmental phase of adolescence. For example, students who enter grade 9 seek analytical thought and academic rigor, yet often see the world in black-and-white. Therefore in Humanities, grade 9 students will study Comedy and Tragedy and black and white drawing in Fine Arts. Grade 9 students explore these polarities which mirror the physical and emotional changes that occur at this stage of adolescence. This philosophy continues through the four years of high school, meeting the students where they are.
Our size is our strength.
Small means personal, and personal means engaged. Students will have friends across the grades, and will be truly seen, heard and understood by the faculty. Class sizes will be purposely small so as to engage in the meaningful curriculum in a deeper way. A smaller class has the flexibility to travel to caves on the Niagara Escarpment (Geography), to sail on Lake Ontario (Physical Education), and to create the clubs and sports teams that are compatible with their interests.
You are more than you think you are.
Students will experience scientific phenomena and sing together; act in plays and design a robot; the musician will meet the mathematician every day. Every student will engage with every discipline. The Waldorf high school experience will awaken the breadth and depth of a variety of capacities. With the integrated and arts-infused curriculum, our students will amaze themselves by their creative competency.
Specialized faculty really know their students.
Waldorf teachers are drawn to the unique nature of the Waldorf curriculum and teaching methods. Highly motivated and trained to deliver experiential and inspiring educational lessons. Our faculty stand with the students as class advisors, counsellors and trip leaders. Life long bonds are formed between the faculty and their students.