DD is 3.5. I go back and forth in whether she may be gifted or not, but she is definitely well above average in some ways, especially language. She currently goes to a Waldorf-inspired preschool 2 days a week and it is a nice fit for her. We lean pretty heavily toward the Waldorf philosophy and love a lot of things about our local Waldorf school. If we want her to go there, she could start next fall with their combined preK/K class. I know every kid is different and every school is different, but I want to hear other people's experiences with highly intelligent children in Waldorf schools. We got their information packet and application in the mail the other day and it specifically states that their education is geared toward average children. The example of student work in grade 1 is spending the year getting to know the letters. I worry that if dd has been reading for a couple years already before they start introducing the letters, even if the stories and art surrounding them are engaging, wouldn't she be bored?
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1/2/10 at 12:12am