Practice of the Threefold Social Order
The original impulse for Waldorf Education was based on the ideals of the Threefold Social Order that express the need for the cultural, rights, and economic spheres to act independently while serving society as a whole. The goal of structuring society in this way is to create freedom in the cultural realm, equality in the rights or political realm, and brotherhood in the economic realm. Rudolf Steiner believed that a new human understanding and approach to child development would lead to freedom, equality, and brotherhood in the future.
The Susquehanna Waldorf School is dedicated to the belief that each individual has a unique task or purpose. Accordingly, the school seeks to embody the spiritual, social, moral, and artistic impulses that inspire the Waldorf movement. Our school is among the one thousand institutions engaged in new impulses in arts, science, and social renewal inspired by anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner's work.
Steiner believed that education, as part of the cultural realm of society, must be independent and not controlled by either government or industry. As a cultural institution, Susquehanna Waldorf School is organized to enhance the freedom and creativity of teachers that in turn, encourages creativity and development of capacities in the children. The Waldorf curriculum aims to develop heart and will forces that deepen and enliven thinking, preparing balanced individuals to meet the future world.
We are committed to a needs-based Financial Aid that is both appropriately responsive to our community while remaining true to the intentions of Waldorf Education. Our program attempts to work out of the original impulse of Waldorf Education and in service to the tenets of the Threefold Social Order.
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financial aid program
Please contact our Business Manager at 717-426-4506 x 222 for more information or stop by our school office to pick up a Financial Aid packet.
SWS 2015-16 Financial Aid Three-Part Application:
- Visit School and Student Services, http://sssbynais.org/ and file your application.
- Complete the Susquehanna Waldorf School (paper) application and submit to the business office.
- Submit a copy of your 2014 tax return to the business office.