Act locally, affect globally:
Steiner/Waldorf schools change the world
The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe. And more all the time. We are making our Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. With many exciting projects on all continents. Keep your ears and eyes open, and be part of the movement: 100 years are just the beginning!
Waldorf 100 Core Projects
Marathon around the world
- Waldorf 100
The marathon around the world was the sports project of Waldorf 100. The idea: pupils, parents and teachers from different Steiner/Waldorf schools run a relay race “with the sun around the world”. In the end different runs took place all around the world. The biggest was the run through Germany, which involved over 160 schools, over 4,000 people, who together covered more than 70,000 km.
- Waldorf 100
- Spring 2017 til Spring 2019
"Metamorphoses" was the name of the music project of Waldorf 100 a composition competition. Winner of the composition contest was Chinese composer Haihui Zhang from Manhattan School of Music. The world premiere of her piece "Metamorphoses" took place in 2019 on February 2nd in Hamburg.
- Waldorf 100
- Spring 2017
Community to touch, real instead of virtual: In the last three years Waldorf schools all over the world have sent each other colourful postcards. The most amazing postcard artwork, world maps and presentations have been created. In the picture gallery you can see for yourself.
Waldorf 100 Congresses
Many international congresses in the anniversary year 2019 were dedicated to various educational issues and focused on the future of Waldorf Schools. How can Waldorf Education renew itself and still remain true to its roots in order to start the next century with strength? How can the general humanity of the pupils be strengthened in order to accompany them on their way to mature, self-determined adults who can change the world?
We will keep you up to date about planned congresses in our calendar.
You can talk about Waldorf school and think what you want. I am happy to have enjoyed exactly this education and to have learned such different things. Especially in today's world, I have quickly experienced the value of how important it is to become a personality at school, a person with social and...
So then, what was school for me? What was it that accompanied, supported and promoted me for 13 years?
I think it was the opportunity to develop as an individual and without any pressure. When I talk to my friends from back then - who by the way are still my friends today - about our school days,...
Thomas Christian Südhof
When my family moved to Hanover, I attended the Waldorf School there from the 2nd grade until high school graduation. Afterwards I studied medicine and later pursued a career as a scientist, which soon led me to the USA, where I have lived for almost 40 years now. I like to recall my time as a...
"A few days ago I spoke on the phone with my former English teacher from the Waldorf School in Ottersberg, who also supervised and directed the theatrical performances at the school, for example our 8th grade class play. In the meantime, she must be around 90 and had spontaneously grabbed the phone...
When I think of the Waldorf School, I always first think of Joseph Beuys' sentence: "Where have they actually remained, the Waldorf students? All those special people who change the world?" I then always feel that first of all I have this obligation, this burden, to be special. Until now, however, I...
I'm one of those people who likes to look back on their school days. I am really glad I had the privilege of experiencing a Waldorf education for 13 years plus kindergarten. The Waldorf approach has many characteristics that shape the learning and development of children in a special way. I am...
Documentary "At home in the world"
In spring 2017, 11 young people from the Avrona Mountain School travelled to North Africa. The students of that time spent 15 days in Morocco, with...
Waldorf pupils enchant the audience at the theatre festival
For the 100th anniversary of the Waldorf Schools, the theatre festival of the Berlin and Brandenburg Waldorf Schools is a special part of the...
The Study of Man
On the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of Waldorf education we would like to renew our awareness of its pedagogical
foundation "The Study of...
#AWF Amazing Waldorf Festival
#AWF is a festival day for Steiner / Waldorf pupils for WALDORF 100 celebration in Helsinki, Finland 22.5.2019.
7th and 8th graders will have an...
Waldorf Alumni/ae World Festival
Das Waldorf Alumni/ae World Festival soll ein Fest des Entdeckens und Inspirierens werden, bei dem sich über vergangene, gegenwärtige und zukünftige...
International Teacher Exchange
As part of the Waldorf 100 Centenary year we at the Rudolf-Steiner-School in Berlin are organising an international and multi-cultural teacher and...
Waldorf 100 Exhibition: a student’s perspective
Online and live exhibition with student´s perspective on why Waldorf is called “Learn to change the World”
This project invites Waldorf pupils (class...
Mathematics confronts teachers with a pivotal question: Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their...
CONNECT – international youth choir, eurythmy and orchestra project 2019
For the first time in 100 years the three big “Waldorf arts” are being connected in one youth project. 150 young people from all around the world can...
Children's "Garden of Senses"
For the past three years there has been a children's "Garden of Senses" close to Lake Constance in Stockach-Wahlwies, where children can learn from...
Wood Harmony – Global Tone
Every year an international arts and crafts teachers‘ meeting takes place. In 2019 this is planned for the Waldorf school...
Aktion „brush the way“
Action for a worldwide "artistic design" of unpopular public transit areas
By contributing to the design of "forgotten" public spaces worldwide in a...
Waldorf 100 – environmental project
An invitation to all Waldorf institutions worldwide to start their own environmental project!
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