Saraem, we also went to the best preschool in the world! It was "waldorfy" in it's basics, no academics, just play with very simple toys. But we had two male teachers and an old woman with a very strong character, and they joked around with the kids all the time, and were very warm and affectionate. They let the kids just play and were very good at directing the kids away from playing spiderman and having them invent their own super heros. This became another family for my son, and when he went to public kindergarten, he just missed his old school forever. He said "I wish I could go to a school just like playgroup" I had always adored Waldorf schools and thought, "I think I know a school just like it..." But now that we have visited and thinking about attending... I'm concerned will my son fit in a waldorf classroom, because of the sort of seriousness I felt there too. Will the fairy-like teacher have patience for my goofy son. And it's not even that my son has any problems following orders and being the good guy in the class, but I would hate for him not to be allowed to make silly jokes, draw what ever he want's.
My other concern is that he is academically gifted, loves reading and being read to, loves science and facts, rough sports... And waldorf schools really do no books for first graders, science seems a little too based on anthroposophy, spots are eurythmy... i think it would be great environment for him for the next few years, but I want him to get more academics in the future, and feel I should be looking for a permanent place for him now.