'rude to parents' 'do not trust them' 'shame and humiliation to "discipline" students' 'cultish' 'they began to threaten us with expulsion when we asked too many questions' 'communication problems' 'she felt like she wasn't learning anything' 'Do not... waste your children’s precious formative years' 'many families leave after years' 'lacking in accountability' 'what I've experienced was pure absurdity.' 'My advice would be to look elsewhere'
Sadly, the Susquehanna Waldorf School (SWS) is the worst run
institution that I have come across in both the public and private
sectors in the United States. Most of the teachers at SWS are wonderful
educators, but the school itself is in such disarray due to their
incompetent, uneducated administration powers that be. Furthermore, I
seriously question the safety of the building that the school is
physically housed in at present in Marietta on many levels (e.g., mold,
radon, roof stability, lead paint...). SWS has had a numerous and
significant change overs in staff and board members in the past few
years and for very just reasons. It is seriously questioned whether or
not the school will be reaccredited as a true "Waldorf" school once
again given all of these circumstances. Again, it is a most unfortunate
situation because there are many wonderful educators working at SWS...
but one cannot take a blind eye to the real problems at SWS. The bottom
line is that SWS a poor example of how a "Waldorf" school should
operate, may even be the worst.
—Submitted by a parent
Colin N., Saturday, July 09, 2005
This review is for: Waldorf School See Susquehanna Waldorf School
Susquehanna Waldorf School is a great experience for young children
ages 5-8. It is funny while still learning the basics of education. The
child will come to like learning and learn to respect others. However,
as the child begins to mature further it is a good idea to switch
schools as the Susquehanna Waldorf School is not that good for children
ages 10 and up as it begins to become childish for them and they begin
to dislike it.