High School Science
Observation, exploration, thoughtful scientific reflection and understanding of the natural world and our human role within it serve as the foundation of the science curriculum in the Waldorf high school. Studies in all scientific subject areas — Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science — are integral parts of the core curriculum. Each year students deepen their understanding by revisiting each subject on progressively deeper levels of complexity and understanding.
The Waldorf approach to science goes beyond acceptance of pre-digested information. Rather it educates students to observe carefully and objectively, and to reason from what they have observed, thereby arriving at a vivid and deep conceptual understanding of the world and its phenomena.
For the mathematically adept students, the Waldorf science program offers rigorous, college-preparatory electives that build analytically on the vivid, conceptual understandings previously established.
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