Our classrooms, our community
A place to grow, thrive, and find purpose
Watch Moe Anderson, Waldorf School of Bend’s veteran teacher describe the unique learning experience provided by a Waldorf education in her TedxBend talk: “Supporting the whole child for the whole world.” Through holistic learning and teaching practices, Mrs. Anderson strives to create a higher level of social justice and well-being by uncovering emotional, social, academic and spiritual/metaphysical potentialities in our children.
Waldorf School of Bend’s Junior High Director, Moe Anderson’s Tedx Bend Talk: “Supporting the whole child for the whole world”
The Waldorf School of Bend community forges an inspired path for modern learning and social renewal. From the insights of Rudolf Steiner, we cultivate academic excellence through our experiential curriculum rich in the arts, sciences and practical works. We honor each child’s unique spirit by building capacities of will, free thought, compassion and social responsibility. In this way, children develop with purpose to act as powerful world citizens.
You can review and get a copy of the latest Parent Handbook here.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DO WALDORF SCHOOLS RECOMMEND LIMITING MEDIA?
Waldorf teachers appreciate that technology must assume a role in education, but at the appropriate developmental stage, when a young person has reached the intellectual maturity to reason abstractly and process concretely on his or her own, which is at around the age of 14.
WHEN DO WALDORF SCHOOLS INTRODUCE READING?
Our goal is to foster passionate readers who continue reading for pleasure throughout their lifetimes. To that end, we introduce reading in a developmentally appropriate way, when students are more comfortable with the written word and fully ready to engage with them.
HOW DO WALDORF GRADUATES DO AFTER GRADUATION?
Waldorf students have been accepted in and graduated from a broad spectrum of notable colleges and universities. Waldorf graduates reflect a wide diversity of professions and occupations including medicine, law, science, engineering, computer technology, the arts, social science, government, and teaching at all levels.
ARE WALDORF SCHOOLS RELIGIOUS?
Waldorf schools are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The pedagogical method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to bring about recognition and understanding of all the world cultures and religions. Waldorf schools are not part of any church.
Volunteerism, Parent Council, Community
As an independent school, we work together in many ways to meet the needs of the children. We offer many opportunities for meaningful connection, service, and participation throughout the year! Every parent is a member of our active Parent Council.
We have a suggested volunteer commitment of 40 hours per school-year (or 4 hours per month) for full-time students (enrolled 4 or more days per week), 30 hours per year (3 hours per month) for three-day enrollment, and 20 hours per year (2 hours per month) for two-day enrollment. We can be creative and flexible with these hours, so please reach out to us to arrange your volunteer commitments. We hope to inspire you to be involved!
Wanderlust Ball AUCTION GALA
Where might wanderlust take you? Our annual school auction is a fantastically fun evening, including a live auction of adventure packages that might take you around the world … plus dancing, raffles, and more! The entire parent community comes out for this anticipated event to support WSB!
monthly school potluck
Our Parent Council hosts a monthly potluck dinner, a wonderful time to connect with our fellow parents. Often, the evening includes a short discussion topic, speaker, or activity. Our families treasure this time to socialize and gather!
Annual Events & Festivals
Meet the Faculty
Meet the Board Of Directors
Board Member, Vice President
Board Member, Treasurer