The Arts

The learning at the Waldorf School of Garden City is challenging. We look for passionate students who imagine vividly and want to be creative.

The arts are fully integrated and part of the methodology of the entire curriculum. Movement, speech, music, and drawing is part of every Main Lesson and nearly all specialty classes. Current research increasingly supports arts integration and illustrates how multi-modality or cross-domain encoding of information leads to deep learning.

The Fine and Performing Arts Program at the Waldorf School of Garden City is comprehensive, with diverse offerings in both the visual and performing arts. The philosophical underpinnings of the School are well reflected in our program, as the study of the arts enhances one’s self-knowledge and self-expression. Students learn self-respect and respect for others through collaborative efforts in the classroom as well as in performance ensembles. Our arts classes provide a forum for students to express their personal identity and provide an essential outlet for introspection and sensitivity.

In addition to this approach to learning, students benefit from a rich curriculum in woodworking, fiber arts, and the fine arts.

Lessons

6th Grade
  • Eurythmy
  • Clay Modeling
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Geometric Drawing
  • Pattern Making & Sewing
  • Woodworking: Mallets & Spoons
  • Class Play
  • Chorus
  • Recorder
  • Orchestra
7th Grade
  • Eurythmy
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Soap Stone Carving: Animals
  • Class Play
  • Chorus, Recorder
  • Orchestra
  • Felting
  • Shoemaking
8th Grade
  • Eurythmy
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture/Modeling
  • Sewing Simple Clothing using Machines
  • Class Play
  • Choral Music
  • Orchestra

Additionally, every 7th & 8th grade student plays in the School’s Orchestra and sings in the Middle School Chorus. Each grade also creates a theatrical production for the school community to enjoy.