In 1919 Emil Molt, Director and Partner in the Waldorf Astoria Cigarette Company, became the founder of the first Waldorf School. He invited Rudolf Steiner to become the pedagogical director of the school, and Steiner's insights and methods became known as Waldorf Education.
Molt was motivated, in part, to offer the world citizens so creative in their thinking and with such a sympathetic interest in the world that war would not be an option in their problem solving. The school was considered a model, and other schools were founded shortly thereafter in other cities. In 1928 the first North American School, in New York City, was established. There are now almost 1000 schools world wide.
In the late 1970s in Austin a group of parents came together to create a Waldorf School, and the first class, consisting of 11 students began in September 1980.
From the very first class, community was the leading impulse. Only through supporting each other and the school, have we been able to make available to Austin the most modern education the world has yet to see. More...
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