The Secondary School
“The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art – it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached, as well as the mind”, Rudolf Steiner
A Steiner Secondary School
Over the past two years a dedicated group of current and former parents, alongside the teachers, have been steadily working towards expanding the Kildare Steiner School to Secondary level. Classes 7 and 8, which will start in September 2019, will provide the equivalent to 1 st and 2 nd year in mainstream secondary education to those who are interested in an alternative secondary school for their children.
“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these three forces are the very nerve of education” Rudolf Steiner
A core aspect of Steiner Pedagogy is the integration of academic learning with creativity in all its mediums . This pedagogy meets the needs of each individual child academically, socially and emotionally. It develops creative thinking, self-confidence as well as practical skills for life. It further supports children to develop healthily and grow into responsible, wise, resilient and rounded adults who respect themselves and the environment within which they live.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” Albert Einstein
Subjects will include: English, Math, Irish, European Languages, Science ( Physics, Chemistry, Biology), History, Geography, Music, Physical Exercise, Drama, Arts, Project Work, Various Crafts such as Woodwork, Basket Weaving and Ceramics.
If you would like to find out more and/or place your son or daughter’s name on our waiting list please email us on: