History of the Mt. Barker Waldorf School

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The Mount Barker Waldorf School, the first Waldorf school in South Australia, was founded in 1979 and spent its first year in rented church halls in Norwood, Adelaide. Through generous donations of land and money, the school was able to move to its present site at Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills.

The kindergarten, primary school and high school are fully established, providing places for around 340 students from age 4 years old to Year 12. The 20 acres of land have been harmoniously landscaped to provide an open environment of peace and beauty with play areas and gardens, including a superb educational garden.

educational garden

The school is one of the older schools in Australia and has pioneered a full Waldorf curriculum for its students through to Year 12. This allows the students to complete their education here free from the pressure of examinations.

The school is a full member of the Steiner Education Australia (SEA), whose task it is to represent and promote Waldorf education at a national level. It is well known and highly respected throughout the Waldorf movement for the quality and integrity of the education it provides