What Makes Sparrow Academy Special?
As a school guided by the Core Principles of Waldorf Education, here are just a few of the things we do differently than the typical elementary or middle school:
Our curriculum and content are tailored to the development of the students
Our teachers loop with their classes for two or more years
Our school is media-free and encourages a media-free lifestyle while children are young
Our school waits to introduce technology use until middle school
Our teachers are Waldorf-trained in addition to having their state teaching credential
Our students create their own textbooks
Our teachers integrate the arts into all student learning
Our kindergarten is play-based
Our specialty classes (handwork, games, strings, Spanish) are integral to the school experience
What’s the same?
High academic expectations
Common Core State standards
Annual state testing