Program Overview

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music

There is a strong influence of music at Mountain Sunrise Academy as all class teachers enhance learning through rhythm and song. In addition, we also have a music specialist

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Visual Arts

Unique visual art skills are taught in every grade level. Incorporation of the arts is essential for the Waldorf pedagogy.

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mathematics

Mathematics in Waldorf  Education are rigorous as all four math processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, are introduced in first grade so as to understand whole to parts.

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Language Arts

In Waldorf education, beginning with oral storytelling, a Waldorf child listens to and summarizes oral language. Writing and reading skills are made stronger by these initial oral connections.

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Science

In Waldorf education, hands-on learning and exploration are important tools for scientific discovery. Each grade level provides opportunities for students to learn about the world around them.

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Eurythmy

Through movement, students experience geometry, spatial directions, and coordination as they work together in a group

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Movement

Movement is everything that we do. It sharpens our physical abilities and allows us to express ourselves in many different ways.

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practical arts

Our handwork curriculum is broad and includes skills such as knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, hand sewing, felting, paper crafts, and machine sewing in the older grades.

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History

In the Waldorf curriculum, history is not only taught as a specialized subject, but is thoroughly integrated with subjects as diverse as mathematics, handwork and singing.

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GEOGRAPHY

Geography is the gateway to understanding places, people, and their environments. It teaches students to recognize their place in their immediate community, as well as their role in the global community.

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World Languages

The teaching of  foreign language is an integral part of the Waldorf curriculum. A different view of the world and a different experience of humanity is imminent in the  experience of different languages, as expressed for instance in tenses, tonal elements, sounds of vowels and consonants, rhythm, vocabulary and sentence structure.

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Permaculture Gardening

Permaculture is a set of design principles centered on whole-system thinking and utilizing patterns found in nature.

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