Friday, May 11, 2012

Corvallis Waldorf School Reviews by Parents

Posted March 6, 2007
it is not a place where your child will learn to compete. The chidren there are
very calm, but on the other hand if your child is a high energy type 'A'
personality - she/ he will not fit there.  —Submitted by a parent

1 comment:

  1. This school has changed since I first enrolled my children 4 years ago. It has become less Holistic and more about keeping the children in line.There is not a lot of room in the school culture for ambiguity in life choices and children's behavior. One of my kids has done well there because he fits in easily. My other child is not doing so well and the new "support" person they brought in (Director of Pedagogy) is intolerant of "childish" behavior. Yes, you read that right. I recommend this school for anyone who is hippyish, mostly caucasian, a rules follower (never questions authority) and like has been stated in a previous comment very calm and low energy. If you child is a free thinker, naturally energetic, and competitive, this may not bee the school for her. If she is naturally inquisitive and questions norms, this school is not for her. Rather than gaining a strong sense of self and good education, she will end each day feeling ashamed for her natural tendencies, and labeled a "problem." This is very unfortunate since this is not what most Waldorf schools are like.


You may ask, "where are all the 5=Star reviews?" Well, the problem with those reviews is that many tend not to be too honest. I have included 4-star reviews that appear honest. Often, gushing reviews are placed by teachers and administrators - as some comments here indicate. "This school educates the whole child!!!" - 5 stars - by Anonymous... I say baloney! Notice, many of the reviewers have been misled by Waldorf and are still buying the PR, even after having been disappointed. Feel free to comment but understand the intent of this blog. Comments are no longer moderated.