The role of television is central in modern life, but research indicates that too much screen time can have a negative effect on our children. Furthermore, children (particularly during early childhood) learn best and flourish emotionally through engaging with the physical world, and time spent in front of screens deprives them of this. Therefore Steiner […]
These two educational approaches began with a similar goal: to design a curriculum that was developmentally appropriate to the child and that addressed the child’s need to learn in a tactile as well as an intellectual way. The philosophies are otherwise very different.
Steiner teachers feel that the appropriate age for computer use in the classroom is around age 14. We feel it is more important for students to have the opportunity to interact with one another and their teachers in exploring the world of ideas, participating in the creative process and developing their knowledge, skills, abilities and […]
Steiner students are accepted in and graduate from a broad spectrum of colleges and universities. Graduates reflect a wide diversity of professions and occupations including medicine, law, science, engineering, computer technology, the arts, social science, government, and teaching at all levels. According to a recent study of Steiner graduates: · 94% attended college or university […]
Transferring from Kindergarten (age 3-6) Our Kindergarten children have been successfully transferring to mainstream school since 1999 at all ages from 4 to 7. The kindergarten curriculum serves the child in many ways and while they do not begin to read and write or work with numbers in an abstract mode, their passion for learning […]
Seasonal festivals are celebrated in the school, including Michaelmas, Martinmas, Advent, Easter, Whitsun and St John’s, which are Christian in origin, and resonate with the seasonal rhythms of the year. However, their context is that of exploring and appreciating the cycles of the seasons as an approach to developing a search for a meaningful spiritual […]
Most children settle very quickly with care from the class teacher who ensures that they have the support from the class and also that they have the equipment they need and are given the time they need to adapt to the changes they experience in the learning environment. The standards in Steiner schools are high […]
Children with SEND are welcomed to Lancaster Steiner School wherever possible with the aim to fully integrate them into their class. Children and parents have found our environment, that is gentle on the senses, our unhurried pace of learning and our small class sizes have had very beneficial effects on their children’s progress and self-esteem. […]
Science teaching in Steiner schools begins with the close observation and direct experience of physical phenomena, rather than with a description of prevailing theories and models. An open mind as to causes and first principles is encouraged. Conclusions and concepts are then derived from the observations and finally the theories that explain the whole are […]
All Steiner schools are inspected according to national standards. Lancaster Steiner School is inspected by the School Inspection Service (SIS), which is controlled by OfSTED and the Department for Education and according to Section 162A of the Education Act 2002.