With the onset of puberty, students are anxious to step out into the world. As middle school students at Seattle Waldorf School, they are given opportunities to participate in community service projects throughout the Seattle area. Enhanced programs of arts and academics bring the outside world into the classroom, and outdoor experiences become gradually more challenging.
Students participate in multi-day trips such as biking, hiking and kayaking, bringing hands-on experience that is linked to the academic curriculum. In eighth grade, all students complete a comprehensive research project, complete with wriltten report, artistic project, display, and oral presentation to the school community. Extra-curricular opportunities are available, ranging from our Ultimate (Frisbee®) team to drama productions.
The balanced middle school program at Seattle Waldorf School fosters confident students well-prepared for the challenges of high school, through academics, the arts, outdoor education, research projects and extra-curricular activities. Social relationships bloom as students refine their ability to work together as a collaborative team, and to respect each other's individuality and diversity.