The place of the human being in relation to the whole environment, how this
evolves over time and the responsibility that we all have for that
relationship is fundamental to the whole of this education.
Rudolf Steiner also had an influence on other developments that have a
socially and environmentally integrating focus as outlined in "Toward a More
Human Future". He believed that true human progress is not possible without
finding a way to integrate our increasing mastery of the physical world with
a renewed understanding of, and participation in, the spiritual. This he
believed could be done, beginning in our century, in a scientific manner by
strengthening and deepening our power of thinking until it becomes capable
of directly and consciously apprehending spiritual truths.
This is to be accomplished through a combination of inner exercises,
artistic activities, and scientific research along lines begun by
J.W.Goethe, and the study and practical application of the results obtained
by others. He outlined this approach (which he called Anthroposophy) in many
books and lectures.
It needs to be very clear that no aspect of Anthroposophy is promoted at
the school in any form. This is a philosophy that stands behind the
teacher, but not imparted nor promulgated within the content of the lessons.
There will be occasions where a senior student may ask questions regarding
the basis of the school, from which an explanation will be given
For links to sites relating to Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy and
Steiner/Waldorf education please visit our Related Sites page in the