Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay
An Independent Waldorf High School For Grades 9-12

2017-2018 Main Lesson Block Schedule

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Main Lesson Block Classes

The heart of the Waldorf approach is the block class, an uninterrupted one and one-half hour concentrated class at the beginning of each school day. Specialist teachers lead the students through a rich array of block class subjects in the various academic disciplines. With three to four weeks dedicated to each block class, our students take time to explore every subject in the context of its history, culture, and impact. Primary source materials, rather than textbooks, bring students directly to the great and enduring ideas of mankind. Field trips deepen students' understanding with firsthand experience. Independent research extends classroom discussions.

For homework, students return to their block class topics as they amplify, condense, restate, transcribe, and illustrate their reading and reflections in main lesson books. The books may include references, research, essays, creative writing, scientific observations, charts, maps, and artistic work, and are both a record and a culmination of their study. These books become valuable resources and cherished creations, kept and referenced by students for years.

The strengths of Waldorf High School are many. One is the acceptance of all students and the welcoming, nonjudgmental atmosphere. Another is capturing the interest of students; it is real experiential learning.
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