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Honolulu Waldorf School
School Name:
Honolulu Waldorf School
Street Address:
350 Ulua Street 5257 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96821
Phone:
808-377-5471
Fax:
808-373-2040
Interim Administrative Director:
Roberta Bishop
Founding Date:
1961
Religious Affiliation:
Nondenominational
Accreditation:
HAIS, AWSNA, WASC
Membership Status:
Full Member
Licensed:
Yes
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Gender:
Co-ed
Grade Levels:
PreSchool thru 12th
Enrollment:
223
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
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Admissions Contact:
Ms. Joyce McCarthy
Admissions Email:
11/29/2018 12:51 PM 06/30/2020 info@honoluluwaldorf.org
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

At the Honolulu Waldorf School we educate each child to find meaning, passion, and purpose in life and to contribute to the creation of a better world for all. Through a curriculum based on the developmental stages of the human being and on the integration of art and academics, our children learn to meet the world with clear and creative thinking, compassion and moral strength, and with the courage and freedom to act.

 
School Fast Facts:
  • Waldorf Education provides an internationally renowned classical curriculum that integrates core subjects with the Arts.
  • There are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and 1,700 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe.
  • On September 19, 2019, Waldorf Education will celebrate its Centennial!
  • The Honolulu Waldorf Early Childhood Program, Lower School, and Middle School are located in the heart of Niu Valley.
  • The Honolulu Waldorf High School sits on ocean-front property overlooking Maunalua Bay.
  • The Waldorf Early Childhood Program is a haven where children grow and flourish, protected from the complex, often chaotic world. The early childhood years are a time of joy and exuberance, and the children’s social, emotional, creative, and physical development is supported through cheerful activity and positive example.
  • Waldorf education in the Lower School is noted for the depth and breadth of its curriculum, which follows the developmental stages of childhood and mirrors the inner transformation of the child from year to year.   
  •  In the Middle School the curriculum enhances students reasoning capacities in their developmental transition from active do-ers and explorers to critical thinkers with acute skills in reasoning, dialogue and synthesizing information from multiple sources to draw reasoned conclusions. 
  • The High School curriculum is a bridge to the future, equipping today’s students with the capacity for critical thinking, synthesis, and creativity, enabling young adults to develop into thoughtful, engaged, articulate individuals. 

  • Waldorf education is multi-sensory and caters to multiple intelligences.

  • All Waldorf students begin taking two languages, Japanese and Spanish, in 1st grade. 

  •  All Waldorf students begin a musical instrument in grade 1.  In 3rd grade, they choose a string instrument.  In 6th grade they can switch to a band instrument.

  •  Hawaiiana education is provided to students in grades K-12 and focuses on Hawaiian culture, history, and hula.

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