Jun 15

LGBTQ+ Family Supports at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

School is challenging for every family, but it can be more complicated for LGBTQ+ families, who often face unique stressors when navigating the educational system. These families can be faced with editing forms with outdated designations like “father” and “mother,” worrying about bathroom access for transgender children, stapling support documents to standard forms to explain their parental legal status, or outlining pronoun preferences for their student or guardians. The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is taking active steps to make each aspect of our school experience receptive and sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ+ families.

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Apr 25

Welcome Cynthia Way, Lead Teacher, Class of 2027

In Waldorf education, the lead main lesson teacher stays with students over the duration/course of multiple years, ideally from grade one all the way through grade eight. Class teachers stay with the same students to become a steady authority in a child’s life. Waldorf schools maintain this practice because solid relationships between teachers, students and parents are beneficial to social and intellectual learning. Not only does this allow the teacher to appreciate a deep understanding of each student’s gifts, but it also allows the establishment of deeper connection.

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