The school was established to embody the principles and methods of education developed and expounded by Rudolf Steiner in his writings and teachings. All educational and operational functions of the school are dedicated to the development and maintenance of the profound educational principles inherent in Steiner’s Anthroposophical research and the initiatives that have arisen from it.
The Minnesota Waldorf School nurtures children’s highest capacities of thinking, feeling and willing by cultivating a sense of truth, the power of imagination, and a feeling of responsibility for themselves and the world around them.
The mission of the whole school community is to bring forth and support through the established bodies of the organization (College, Board of Trustees, and Parent Council) a child-centered approach to education. As Rudolf Steiner stated in 1919, “Our endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives”.
Forward the life of the school such that it can be widely shared with others in our surrounding community.
Forward the possibility of transforming the existing culture, such that the one Steiner spoke of might be realized.
This philosophy, mission and vision are realized through the daily activities and interactions of all the members of the community. In addition to their respective functions, Board meetings, Parent Council gatherings, annual meetings, Class meetings, discussion circles, and other informal gatherings also integrate study and personal reflection into their work. Hence, communication of the school’s ideals is a daily experience and one that nourishes those who choose to participate.