A unique high school in the Berkshires, Berkshire Waldorf High School offers honors-level, college preparatory academics and is also well-integrated into the larger community, including classes and workshops in renowned artists’ studios, the use of local labs and gyms, Shakespeare & Company, field trips to events and museums in the Northeast, and international travel.
We provide an education for adolescents that seeks truth, develops imagination, nurtures growth, fosters responsibility, and honors inner freedom in an atmosphere of academic excellence, artistic fulfillment, openness, and mutual respect.
Highly-qualified teachers lead students through a rich and varied array of block-scheduled seminars that range from thermodynamics to Shakespeare, from statistics to the history of the modern world. In addition to seminar subjects, students complete a college preparatory curriculum in mathematics, English, and a foreign language. Music, drama, eurythmy, fine arts, practical arts, and physical education provide our teenagers with additional opportunities for creative expression and demanding activity. In addition, high school students are required to do community service.
Waldorf education is a humanistic approach to pedagogy based upon the educational philosophy of the philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Learning is interdisciplinary, integrating practical, artistic, and conceptual elements. The approach emphasizes the role of the imagination, developing thinking that includes a creative as well as an analytic component. The educational philosophy’s overarching goals are to provide young people the basis on which to develop into free, moral, and integrated individuals, and to help every child fulfill his or her unique destiny.
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Visiting MassMoCa March 2020