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Global Perspectives

Waldorf graduates are global citizens with a deep understanding of the world. Nearly every course at Waldorf High School, from science and mathematics to drama and the arts, deeply integrates global perspectives. By senior year, students can converse knowledgeably and naturally about the sciences, technologies, arts, literature, and cultural context of any part of the world at any point in history or prehistory. 
 
Through our dynamic curriculum, students learn how we are part of one grand, multi-faceted world story. Only by weaving together the many threads of that story through hands-on, creative work can we each begin to find the individual thread of that cloth, which runs through each unique young person's individual biography. 
 
With Waldorf High School being connected to more than 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide, our students have the opportunity to study abroad - fully immersing themselves in a foreign culture and discovering that they belong to a global community. Also, students from Waldorf schools across the globe come to our school, bringing their perspectives to our students. Coming or going, Waldorf students relish their independence and build their self-confidence and self-reliance as they explore entirely new environments.

Our Foreign Exchange Program, available to students during their sophomore or junior years, gives students the opportunity to spend six weeks to four months in a foreign country with a Waldorf family.


 
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”

― Wendell Berry