What is a Steiner school?
There are Steiner schools all over the world. In New Zealand there are ten schools, 24 kindergartens and numerous playgroups. The Schools have a curriculum based on the philosophy of, and indications given by, Rudolf Steiner. A number of the schools in New Zealand are ‘integrated’, which means they have a commitment to provide an education that meets Steiner standards as well as guidelines set out by central government. Steiner schools are often referred to as Waldorf Schools, named for the first school established by Rudolf Steiner in Germany in 1919 for the children of people working at the Waldorf Astoria factory.