Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sanderling Waldorf School

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sanderling-waldorf-school-carlsbad
12/12/2011
Horrible! Our experience was really sad and disheartening. My daughter who was 2 at the time got hurt several times (in one day) by the same little boy, he pulled her hair several times, ran her over on a tricycle and tried to push her off the play structure - with neither the teacher nor his mother saying anything. He also did that to several other kids.
When I finally said to the boy : " It's not o.k. to hurt others" and stopped him from pulling her hair, once again, his mother yelled at me and the teacher said I wasn't handling the situation well (!!!!!) and  we should avoid the boy the next time.
Their theory is that the kids will figure it out on their own.  That might work for strong and confident kids but the shy and timid and gentle ones are definitely without any protection and are getting hurt over and over again.
I do not recommend this school because it doesn't teach children to not hurt each other and protects bullies.
I know of two more cases at this school where children got continually picked on and their parents decided to enroll them in  different schools.
It makes me sad to see a good philosophy being taught in such distorted way!
Demographics:
89% White students. 0% Black students.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I happened upon your blog this afternoon and must admit I was a bit shocked at the depth of your antipathy towards Waldorf Schools and Anthroposophy. You must have had some incredibly bad experiences to provoke all of this. May I ask what your top 3 or 5 complaints or grievances are? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete

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 moderated.