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Middle School Program

Waldorf education offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to learning. At Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, we integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from first through eighth grade to create a comprehensive educational experience.

When the children leave the Waldorf kindergarten and move into first grade, they carry with them a reverent and loving experience of nature and humanity. In the elementary grades, the content of the curriculum builds on what has gone before and unfolds in a way that is interesting and meaningful to the children of a particular grade because it addresses the development stages of the growing child. The children in a class form a community and travel the journey from childhood into adolescence together with their class teacher.

 

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh offers a rich and diverse elementary program for grades 1 through 8. Please be sure to review the concepts and stepping stones of each grade under the Elementary Curriculum section of our site.

 

Special Subjects at Waldorf School of Pittsburgh

In addition to time spent with the class teacher for main lessons and other projects, the program offers the following supplemental classes:

  • Foreign languages: Spanish & Russian

  • Handwork & Woodwork

  • Music, including string instruments

  • Physical education, including eurythmy and games

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Middle School Curriculum Matrix

A Typical Day in 6th Grade

Morning

8:00 – 8:15 Arrivals
8:15 – 8:30 Middle School Morning Meeting
  • Seasonal music played on the recorder

  • Speech, seasonal poetry

  • Singing, seasonal or main lesson related songs

  • Movement

 

8:30 – 10:00 Main Lesson

Main Lesson rotates between blocks every 3 to 4 weeks. There are 9–10 blocks per year in middle school.

  • Mental math or written exercise.

  • Grammar and spelling: sentence structure, written spelling, dictation.

  • Review and practice from previous lessons.

  • New lesson

  • Quiet working time, writing and illustrating in main lesson book

  • Historical stories, or experiments, depending on the block

 

10:00 – 10:15 Recess & Snack
 
10:15 –11:00 Math
11:00 – 11:45 Language Arts
 
11:45 – 12:30 Cyber Civics
Afternoon
 
12:30 – 1:15  Middle School Student Council or Gender and Sexuality Alliance or Lunchtime Clubs / Lunch and Recess
 
1:15 – 2:00 Russian
 
2:00 – 2:45 Physical Education
 
2:45 – 3:10 Dismissal
For More Information

Please contact Director of Admissions Devon Wood to schedule a tour or to learn more about our Middle School Program.

CONTACT
Admissions

Devon Wood 
Director of Admissions

dwood@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 224

Tuition and Financial Aid

Bob Roberson

Director of Business Operations 

broberson@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 225

Giving

Anne Fowler

Community Outreach and Development Coordinator 

afowler@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 235

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Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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