The holistic education offered at The Waldorf Phuket School nourishes the whole child:
head, heart, and hands and thus a balanced relation between thinking, feeling and doing. We believe in an unhurried childhood, where the children are immersed in free play, surrounded by nature and natural materials.
Whether through poetry or wet-on-wet painting, imagination and creativity are constantly encouraged so that the children grow up to be keen observers of the world around them and inventive questioning thinkers. Along with learning the usual subjects, Festivals are an important part of the school since art, music, and culture are celebrated in a singular event.
Our developmentally based curriculum, whether in mathematics, language, philosophy or art, promotes inquiry and deep thinking in a holistic manner. The inter-disciplinary nature of subjects is also brought about through a holistic approach to learning. Permaculture, gardening and cultivating a sense of where our food comes from is also an essential part of our educational journey. The small class sizes allow for a great deal of individual attention.
Waldorf Education is an international independent school movement developed in Europe nearly 100 years ago by Austrian philosopher, social reformer, and visionary, Rudolf Steiner. Today, Waldorf Education is represented around the World, with about 1,000 schools and nearly 2,000 early childhood programs in over 60 countries.
In Waldorf Education, the learning process is effectively threefold: engaging head, heart, and hands—or thinking, feeling, and doing. This is the basis out of which Waldorf teachers work to nurture and engage each child through a curriculum and methodology that integrates academics, arts, and practical skills.
The Waldorf Phuket location offers a unique experience for the students. Natural open classrooms in a rural setting makes for constant and direct interaction with animals and nature. Our ongoing school expansion project gives the children the unique experience of building and expanding their own school while dwelling in nature.