WALDORF ASSOCIATION OF LAWRENCE

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

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Location: PO Box 1266 Lawrence KS 66044 USA

Mission: Using the Waldorf education approach, Prairie Moon Waldorf School seeks to develop unique individual qualities and healthy relationships among children so that their lives are imbued with both free initiative and a sense of social responsibility. We utilize an integrated curriculum that educates the ?head, heart and hands? through academic, artistic and practical work and recognizes Nature?s laws, patterns, seasons, cycles and rhythms as the basis of all learning.The curriculum is one that:-is developmentally appropriate;-encourages an appreciation and connection to the natural world;-cultivates an appreciation for the diversity of world cultures; and-provides a sense of belonging to as well as contributing to a larger communityPrairie Moon Waldorf School is committed to serving students of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and all income levels.
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Rating: 5 stars  

We love Prairie Moon Waldorf School. The staff, teachers, and parent community displays a sincere, genuine interest in nurturing healthy, responsibile children. The school fosters a mentality of caring for the "whole child" through integrated learning. My son attends preschool and is happy, content, and socially-adjusted. For me, I'm thrilled to know that my child is exposed to creative play where negotiation and cooperation skills are a must. In addition, the school's curriculum encompasses active participation which relates to critical thinking skills. I truly believe my child is being taught how to write a test verses how to take a test. I'm proud to be part of such a proactive educational environment. We look forward in supporting the Waldorf Association of Lawrence in years to come!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the develop of my son's mental, physical, and emotional development.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

My two children are excited every Sunday night that next day their school week begins! They tell me each afternoon what they have done that day... a wonderful range of work and play, from maths, language and local history to playing the fiddle and climbing trees. My oldest daughter, who had no confidence in her ability to draw, is bringing me home beautiful pictures. And her academic work is stronger than ever. She's beaming. The teachers are so enthusiastic and interested in the kids... they communicate with us through email and phone. If we have any concerns, they respond immediately. We moved our kids to this school from what I considered to be a very good school in the area... This school is far exceeding my expectations.

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The quality of communication from the teachers to me as a parent is excellent. They do everything they can to make our kids happy and confident.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing my children happy and confident and excited to go to school.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energetic, motivated, supportive and very very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy the building they are in! It's such a sweet location... a little school in the middle of a corn field.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

My girls are going to this fabulous school. It is hard to get them in the van at the end of the day...they are always beaming when I pick them up. When we get home they are in a tree knitting and playing dress up. When they come inside and draw pictures from stories they have heard at school .and explain them to us at length...they happily practice different art techniques they have been shown. Then they knit some more. They are satisfied and inspired....and so are we.

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I have seen my girls go from happy enough to go to school to ecstatic. Really. Everyday...they can't wait.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the really awesome vibe of the place. My kids can't wait until Monday!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intelligent, outgoing and creative, joyful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy the building and property it is on and get better lights inside! they could have enough funding to work with in order to fulfill their amazing potential.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

After checking the beavers' progress building their dam, my son made plaster casts of animal footprints along the stream that runs a few hundred years from the school. My daughter came home happy, singing songs she had learned with her friends. What a great school! I am so delighted with Prairie Moon. My kids are having fun learning, exploring and discovering. The other parents are great. The teachers are creative, engaged and work well together. As a child psychiatrist myself, I know how important school is for a child's intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development. I am grateful that this school is here for us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my kids education.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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