Saturday, May 12, 2012
Waldorf School of Garden City Reviews by Parents
The Jury is still out for me.My sons first Month in 5th grade was a challange.The bad weather days the students are sent out in the rain. A bully pulled my son shirt to get his attention about his Violyn playing. The teacher said oh the bully was so helpful to the others in the class before.My son does not feel safe or trusted. Health reasons he has missed 10 days so far. I took him from a school in NYC for this?
I did not care for this school at all. The environment was not fun or friendly. It was more of an environment for discipline. The problem with this approach is that the teacher (s) did not first establish any relationship or any sort of trust with the child and before you know it, they are repremanding the children and sending them out of the room.
Simply awful! This is quite possibly the worst school and education available. The methods are antithetical to the latest educational research, and the "huggy" mumbo-jumbo reeks of cultishness. The administration and faculty, in our experience, were severely lacking in professionalism and regard for the well-being of all the children. The teacher we were forced to endure in the year and a half our child spent at Waldorf was the most inept, humorless, banal, and ineffective person I have ever encountered. He allowed the "in" kids to walk all over their classmates, and the administration did nothing but try feel-good classroom exercises that the children completely misunderstood. Shame on Waldorf and shame on every single person associated with it. Don't waste your money here. You're better off in the public schools.
- 3 years ago