The Steiner Curriculum

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Main Lesson

The curriculum is delivered primarily through a sequence of Main Lessons. Main Lessons are thematically based, and studied daily for 90-120 minutes across a 3-week period. There are linked across disciplines horizontally across a year and sequentially through the years, forming a very rich tapestry. This time frame allows for immersion and deep learning.

Within each Main Lesson, there is a 3-day rhythm that provides time for students to connect new concepts with previous understanding. Within each Main Lesson there is a balance between academic content, artistic and practical activities all based around the central theme. Other subject lessons also aim to link with the Main Lesson theme.

Early Childhood – Develop the limbs through doing

Young children from birth to age seven live primarily through their senses and learn best through imitation. Steiner Education’s primary focus is to nurture each child’s development  providing gentle, yet sensory rich environments and play-based activities that encourage the young child to investigate the natural world, explore social relationships, and expand imaginative capacities. These activities lay crucial foundations for intellectual, emotional, and physical development.

Middle Childhood – Develop the heart through imagination

In Steiner Education, Primary school children learn best through lessons that touch their feelings and enliven their creative forces. The Steiner school curriculum is alive with fairy tales and fables, mythological sagas, and stirring biographies of historical figures. Teachers integrate storytelling, drama, rhythmic movement, visual arts, and music into their daily work, weaving a tapestry of experience that brings each subject to life in the child’s thinking, feeling, and willing. learning while awakening their moral development and increasing their awareness of their place in the world.


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