Celebrating over 82 years of Steiner Waldorf education in Edinburgh; and over 100 years globally, we are still the largest and fastest-growing independent educational movement worldwide. There are now almost 1,200 schools and over 2,000 Kindergartens, in some 80 countries, based on the internationally recognized Steiner Waldorf curriculum. We offer an important alternative to mainstream independent education in Scotland.
ESS does not select on academic ability. Our curriculum ensures that irrespective of exam choices, pupils receive a broad education. Children start formal learning up to 2.5 years later than mainstream schools. AND YET… academic performance is well above the national average, with small ratios of pupils:teacher.
A short 12-minute documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Saskia Anley-Mccallum, delving behind one of the youngest school starting ages in the world to get to grips with why Scotland has failed to turn the play-based principles of CfE’s Early Level (ages 3 – 7) into practise over the last decade. Produced and financed by Edinburgh Steiner School, with the support of philanthropic organisations and individuals who share our ethos of ring-fencing a child’s learning environment between the ages of 0 – 7 years old. Viewed 32k times in the first week of airing, and shared by hundreds: #nwr6 @NowWeAreSix.film. Watch: NowWeAreSix.org