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Great Oak School

Great Oak School is a coeducational private school for students in grades Pre-K through 3.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Not Available


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Great Oak School, located on a beautiful oak-shaded campus, is a Developing Member of The Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America. Great Oak School strives to develop not only academic and artistic excellence but a life-long love of learning and reverence for the world.


Primary Grades 1-3 Pictorial introduction to the alphabet, writing, reading, spelling, poetry, and drama. Folk and fairy tales, fables, legends, Old Testament stories.

Numbers, basic mathematical processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Nature stories, house building, and gardening.

Middle Grades 4-6 Writing, reading, spelling, grammar, poetry, and drama. Norse myths, history and stories of ancient civilizations. Review of the four mathematical processes, fractions, percentage, and geometry. Local and world geography, comparative zoology, botany, and elementary physics.

Upper Grades 7-8 Creative writing, reading, spelling, grammar, poetry, and drama. Medieval history, Renaissance, world exploration, American history, and biography. Mathematics, geography, physics, basic chemistry, astronomy, and physiology.

Special subjects also taught are handwork: knitting, crochet, sewing, cross-stitch, basic weaving, toymaking, and woodworking. Music: singing, pentatonic flute, recorder, string instruments, wind, brass, and percussion instruments. Foreign languages (varies by school): Spanish, French, Japanese and German. Art: watercolor painting, form drawing, beeswax and clay modeling, perspective drawing. Movement: eurythmy, gymnastics, group games.

Mission Statement

At Great Oak School we believe children have the right to a meaningful and developmentally appropriate educational experience. Students here thrive in a joyful and engaging atmosphere. Through an experiential, uniquely integrated curriculum our teachers foster critical thinking and innovation, open-mindedness and compassion. It is not enough to challenge the mind; we aim to nourish the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our students as well.

Great Oak School strives to develop not only academic and artistic excellence in its students, but a life long love of learning and reverence for the world around them.



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Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

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