Inspiring Life-long Learning for 25 Years
Da Vinci Waldorf School is on the final leg of its journey to accreditation. Betty Link and Monika Sutherland of Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School in Viroqua, Wisconsin (our AWSNA mentor school) visited as representatives of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) on Wednesday. They took time out of their busy schedules to meet with parents and answer questions.
The last step to becoming a full member of AWSNA is to complete a self-study. Over the next 18 months the school will examine the ‘hows’ and the ‘whys’ of the ‘whats.’
What is important?
How is it accomplished?
Why is it done that way?
The purpose of the self-study is to make sure we are actually living the vision we’ve said we have for the school. It is a chance to illustrate how the school is following the principles of Waldorf education.
Maintaining accreditation is a rigorous and ongoing process. This is only the beginning. Self-study and peer review occur every 7 years and provide a wonderful opportunity for continuous improvement. It will be an enlightening process that will benefit the children and the community.
Keep an eye on the newsletter for more information about accreditation!
--Stephanie Gray, mom to two Sunflower Gardeners