Differing from all schools in the Capital in both curriculum and approach, this 4-minute film from top performing ESS provides a window into the busy and unhurried first year of the international Steiner Waldorf school curriculum, beginning in the August after a child’s sixth birthday.
It offers P1 and P2 pupils a second chance to embark on a school career embedded in an age-appropriate approach, joining transitioning Kindergarteners in the classroom where subject matter is structured to accord foremost to a child’s feelings and artistic sense in the younger years.
To learn more about Class 1, visit Lower School Curriculum.
The last of a series of seven films directed by award-winning education filmmaker, Saskia Anley-McCallum; accompanied by cameraman (and former ESS pupil) John Main, as well as Mintuu. The editor on this film was Craig Moore.
Time to Learn compliments our recent Now We Are Six film (nowwearesix.org) and Early Years film (2020) as well as Deferring entry to P1 can nourish all children and ESS offers 1,140 hours ELC funded places in Seedlings and Kindergarten.    

From the wider Waldorf community


Preparing for Life  – from sister Waldorf school in