A Tuition-Free Charter School
Pine Forest School, a tuition-free charter school, offers Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf curriculum.
In Waldorf education, art, music, movement, physical education, crafts, and foreign languages are considered important supports for reading, writing, history, science and mathematics. Each day includes activities for the body, hands, heart, as well as the mind
We help students develop a compassionate love of learning. Namely, we emphasize a comprehensive education, with the goal of developing creativity, clarity of thought, a steadily increasing intellectual capacity, a balanced emotional life, and a will to work.
At Pine Forest we put in practice an approach to education that begins with a deep awareness of the individuality of each child. The uniqueness of the curriculum lies in how the children are taught. In presenting the material, we follow an evolutionary approach: first comes the encounter, then encounter becomes experience, and out of experience crystallizes the concept. Perception, feeling, idea: three steps in a genuine learning process, one that is in harmony with the child’s nature and which meets the child’s needs. Their lessons are alive and interesting; they challenge and stimulate the child’s imagination because they are addressed not as being of the mind alone, but of hands and heart as well.
A Waldorf education prepares the student to enter adulthood with gifts of:
- self discipline
- mastery of analytical and critical faculties
- reverence for the world’s beauty and wonder
According to the Waldorf approach, there is a “right time” to introduce much of the content of different subject areas. This is usually determined by the child’s stage of development, which includes emotional, social, psychological and physical, as well as cognitive growth. As students mature they engage themselves at new levels of experience with each subject. All students participate in all basic subjects regardless of their special aptitudes. Please visit the particular grade level that you have interest in to learn more about that grades curriculum.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02 the Pine Forest Education Association, Inc hereby states that all notices of the meetings of Pine Forest Charter School will be posted on the main office window at 1120 W. Kaibab Lane, Flagstaff, AZ and on our website. The main office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.