In Denmark, there are 550 free schools with about 110.000 pupils. These are independent of – and an alternative to – state schools.
The schools can choose to use an ideology of religious, political or pedagogical nature as the foundation for their school. This is the reason why there is a big diversity in free schools.
Get an introduction to the diversity of free schools in Denmark, historically, economically and culturally.
Read more on the tradition for free schools in Denmark, get an overview of the economy and structure for the free schools or get more information about the limits and options within the Danish legislation
The Association is also for the School Board and parents: Teachers, parents and members of the school’s support organization are all members of the association through the school.
Is a Danish/ Norwegian magazine for anyone who is interested in educational issues and wants to know more about Waldorf pedagogy, about childhood and upbringing, and about cultural and current societal issues that occupy parents and educators. Through interviews, reports and articles, the magazine gives an insight into the background of the pedagogy, theory and practice. Steinerbladet is published four times a year in March, June, September and November.
Has been our playmate, sparring partner and mentor since we got the idea to found a Steiner school with a strong sustainable and green profile. Our mission, vision and values are to a great extent inspired by this visionary school.
The overall purpose is to promote the understanding and dissemination of Rudolf Steiner’s educational impulses regarding the child’s upbringing 0 – 7 years. The association is a link between the individual independent daycare centres, which, though the exchange of thoughts and ideas have the opportunity to help each other and work for the understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s pedagogy and anthroposophy.
The association is also a liaison with the people who want to have contact with the kindergarten movement, but do not themselves work within the field of a Rudolf Steiner kindergarten or nursery.
Provides the framework for the cooperation between the Danish Steiner Schools.
The International Waldorf School The Hague opened in 2018 as the first International Waldorf School in the world and. WISC is the second – but the first in Denmark 🙂
As both schools are a new phenomenon, it is invaluable to have sparring partner and an international network – for teachers as well as school leaders.
We both offer International Primary Curriculum (IPC) combined with the Waldorf curriculum, enabling children to move within the international school system throughout the world.
Because both the Waldorf and the IPC Curriculum have so much in common, they are easily integrated into one program.
Is a body with teachers from all over the world. IF collaborates with ECSWE, IASWECE – International Association for Steiner / Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Freunde der Erziehungskunst and the pedagogical section at Goetheanum. They are responsible for the trademark registration and for updating of “World List”, which is a list of all approved Steiner Waldorf schools, kindergartens and nurseries and teacher training seminars.
An organization that cares for the interests of the European Steiner Waldorf School Associations. The organization represents 174,000 students, 121,000 families, 16,400 teachers, 757 schools, 1,290 kindergartens and 102 teacher training courses in 26 member organizations in 28 countries. ECSWE is a political organization with offices in Brussels.
Freunde helps in various ways Steiner Waldorf education around the world. Among other things, they arrange WOW-DAY – “Waldorf One World Day” where young people from all over the world each year work voluntarily to support other school projects. Freunde also has a training program for people to help in conflict areas.
The section works for and researches the development of Steiner Waldorf pedagogy. They publish a Journal / Round Letter twice a year about their work. They also publish books and other material and are responsible for a large number of training and courses.
You can read about their requirements and Key Characteristics of Waldorf Education on their website.
Crossfields Institute is our close partner when it comes to Waldorf education and organizational development. Crossfields Institute Group is an awarding and certification group offering services to a wide range of education providers, such as schools, colleges and universities, both nationally and internationally. They design and deliver specialist higher education programmes in collaboration with partner universities and offer organisational development and leadership consultancy to establishments and individuals. Crossfields Institute Group is a charity and not for profit company.
One of their many Higher educational programmes is the Philosophy and Practice of Integrative Education / Steinerpædagogikum, which is compulsory education for all teachers who will teach at Steiner HF.
It is a postgraduate certificate for upper school (secondary school) teachers who would like to develop an integrative teaching practice to meet the changing needs of young people today. The programme draws primarily on the principles and practices of Steiner Waldorf education, but will also be of interest to any secondary school teacher who is interested in re-thinking and developing their skills by drawing on their own research and the best of contemporary practice.