In all of its actions Berkeley Rose strives to:
Respect and protect childhood
Our teacher’s expectations are developmentally appropriate and expressed lovingly and firmly, our children feel a safe framework around them within which they can act freely.
Support and foster all aspects of each child
Waldorf education nurtures the skills and capacities that are always emerging within the child.
Raise individuals who are citizens of the world
Qualities such as developing an interest for the world, intellectual thinking, artistic sensibility, manual skills, social ability, and strength of will are the best prerequisites to meet the challenges of an ever more globalized world, which relies on the abilities of each individual human being.
Meet children developmentally
Waldorf teachers have extensive studies in child development, which allows them to provide age appropriate curriculum while challenging and respecting every child’s individual journey.
Nurture each child's unique capacities
Children have very different capacities at different ages, and our curriculum is tailored to meet students “where they are.”
As a community, Berkeley Rose offers an environment in which communication is transparent, compassionate, and open, and where diversity of all kinds is supported, celebrated, and woven into the curriculum.
It is a school that is inclusive, judgment-free, and integrates the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool onwards to enhance and enrich learning.
We cultivate clarity of thinking, compassion, moral strength, and purposeful action in our students and ourselves.