Sea Star School in Boca Raton Named A Waldorf School
Sea Star School in Boca Raton has been accepted into the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) as a developing member. Sea Star Waldorf School, formally known as the Sea Star Initiative, is a private non-profit school that operates on two campuses in Boca Raton.
“Being a part of the Waldorf Association of North America offers Sea Star the additional support in many areas of school development that strive to enrich the curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching methods that are designed to nurture intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, independent judgment, moral discernment, and excellent written and oral communication skills for all students,” says Dane Dougall, Chairman of Sea Star Board of Directors. “It’s truly an exciting time for all of our current students and future students and parents looking for an alternative education in South Florida.”
Currently there is over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide, that offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. The schools integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children in the elementary years, while during the early childhood years the focus is on preserving childhood, while learning through imaginative play, imitation, movement, artistic and domestic activities. Waldorf Education aims to inspire life-long love for learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
Sea Star Waldorf School’s mission is to nourish the intellectual, physical movement, and artistic development of the child; cultivating each child’s unique contribution for the future through the unfolding of courage, compassion and truth. The school is a fully licensed school that offers an elementary school program for children in first through eighth grade as well as an early childhood program including kindergarten, nursery and parent and child classes. The school serves all of South Florida including Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties with a wide range of programs from parent and child, early childhood development through eighth grade.
Sea Star Waldorf School is now open for enrollment. Visit the school during two open houses on Thursday May 11, 2017 and Thursday, June 1, 2017. The elementary school campus is located at 2450 NW 5th Avenue in Boca Raton. The early childhood campus is located at 251 SW 4th Ave., Boca Raton. For more information visit the website at www.seastarinitiative.com or call (561) 394-7674.
About the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA):
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is a nonprofit membership organization of independent Waldorf Schools and Institutes in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
The Association was founded in 1968 to support schools and institutes. Our vision is to strengthen and nurture Waldorf Education and to advance Waldorf principles worldwide. Today there are over 900 Waldorf schools in 83 countries. In North America, there are greater than 160 member schools and 14 teacher education institutes.
AWSNA’s mission is to support schools through collaborative regional work, professional and resource development, accreditation, community outreach, and advocacy. The Association’s work is based on four core values.
-Evoke and develop Quality and Integrity in everything we attempt and achieve
-Promote Strength and Resourcefulness in every school community
-Foster, encourage, and support inspired Leadership and Colleagueship
-Work towards conscious and collaborative human Community and Relationships
For more information on AWSNA or Waldorf schools visit www. waldorfeducation.org.