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Waldorf around the World

Centenary of the Waldorf schools

In 1919, the first Steiner school was founded in Stuttgart – in 2019, Steiner education turned 100 years old!

Today, there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Steiner kindergartens in more than 80 countries around the world. And the school movement is still growing.

Steiner education creates communities that transcend social, cultural, religious, ethnic, and political boundaries by taking the uniqueness of each individual as its starting point.

The following films have been created as part of the Waldorf 100 year celebration, and sponsored by Waldorf100. We hope you will enjoy them as well:

Learn to Change the World - Becomming

Learn to Change the World - Part 1

Learn to Change the World - Part 2

Preparing for Life

Why do Silicon Valley parents send their children to Waldorf schools?

“Preparing for Life” takes us inside The Waldorf School of the Peninsula and shows how the Steiner pedagogy fosters and develops the capacity for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence.

Creatives and entrepreneurs, as well as Stanford researchers and people from some of the biggest tech companies in the world, reflect on what children need to navigate the 21st century to be successful and happy in life.

Waldorf world map

Have you ever wondered how many Waldorf schools there are in the world?

On this interactive map, you can virtually travel around the world and discover where the many Waldorf schools and kindergartens are and what projects they launched to mark the centenary.

Click here to find out more