WELCOME TO SUMMERFIELD WALDORF SCHOOL AND FARM
Request our information packet and tell us about your child. We offer preschool through high school Waldorf education on our beautiful 38-acre campus and farm in Sonoma County. The school was established in 1974 and is the only school in the state with a working Biodynamic farm on its campus.
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Come and see first hand the richness and depth of Summerfield’s curriculum where experiential learning builds students’ capacities. Experience a day in the life of Sonoma County’s oldest independent school, where academic excellence is cultivated and inspired learning takes place daily.
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Thank you for considering Summerfield Waldorf as you embark on the journey of choosing a school for your family. Summerfield is uniquely positioned to engage its students and faculty, creating a learning environment that fosters the awakening consciousness and abilities of students academically, socially and artistically.
The Class of 2020 warmly invites you to visit their Senior Website where you will be able to view Class of 2020 student work, self-portraits, connect to the Senior Project Podcasts and the Senior Teleplay Our Town. The website will be available for viewing now through Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Link to Class of 2020 Website Class of 2020 Senior Project Podcasts The Class of 2020 will present their Senior Projects via Podcast release on two separate dates on their website: Senior Project Presentations Part 1 [...]
A Unique Aspect of Waldorf Education: The Governance Council Introduces Distance Learning One of Rudolf Steiner’s insights for us as teachers is that what we remember and what we know or come to understand are two fundamentally different human processes. This means that if we wish to educate young people so that they come to know, it must happen by a different process than how we ask them to remember. Of course these two processes overlap and interact, and both are necessary in educational practice. However, [...]
Instead of rote learning useless facts, children should be taught well-being: To equip young people to face the challenges of the 21st century, they need to understand their minds and bodies By Alice O’Keeffe In his treatise on the future of humanity, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the philosopher-historian Yuval Noah Harari offers the young people of today some advice. In order to survive and thrive in adulthood, they should not rely on traditional academic skills such as solving equations or learning computer code. These [...]
At all stages of education, Summerfield’s curriculum is designed to develop not only the student’s mind but also their character. It develops empathy, collaboration, and shared responsibility between students, teachers and the world around us, cultivating openness to possibilities and a sense of stewardship. Course content focuses on giving students an in-depth understanding of the subject at hand while providing them a context to work on themselves as emerging individuals.
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm teaches students to be creative, critical thinkers with a strong moral compass, who are open and resilient, and can turn challenges into possibilities. This approach to learning integrates the arts with academic rigor, and experiential, hands-on activities. Students are provided with the opportunity to take risks, think imaginatively and embrace new opportunities with initiative, creativity, and resilience.
Creative, Critical Thinking
Summerfield is accredited by both AWSNA (the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges). The courses offered exceed the University of California’s admissions requirements, and Summerfield students score consistently high on SAT scores for Sonoma County while enjoying acceptance at the colleges and universities of their choice. Summerfield high school students engage in a comprehensive study of a variety of disciplines.
A Proven Path to Success
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Our early childhood program provides children with a calm and joyful experience filled with magic and reverence.
The lower school curriculum is dynamic and diversified, offering humanities, mathematics, science and the arts.
The high school curriculum inspires students to be active in their own learning and understand how to educate themselves.