Montgomery Honors Waldorf on its 100th YearPosted on October 2, 2019
The Montgomery Township Committee Honors the Waldorf School of Princeton
This fall, The Waldorf School of Princeton is joining Waldorf schools around the globe to celebrate 100 years of Waldorf Education. The Waldorf School of Princeton, part of the fastest growing independent school movement in the world, offers a compelling alternative to mainstream education in Montgomery, New Jersey.
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, the Montgomery Township Committee honored The Waldorf School of Princeton’s contribution to the community by issuing a proclamation. The full text of the proclamation is below.
The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in 80 countries around the globe. The Waldorf School of Princeton is New Jersey’s only Waldorf school, and it serves children from 21 months through eighth grade. The school began in 1983 and quickly grew into its current beautiful 20-acre campus on Cherry Hill Road.
MONTGOMERY TWP. RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF PRINCETON
WHEREAS, this September marks the 100th Anniversary of Waldorf Education, the fastest growing independent school movement in the world, with approximately 1,100 schools in 100 countries.
WHEREAS, there is only one Waldorf School in New Jersey, the Waldorf School of Princeton, and it is located in Montgomery, New Jersey. The Waldorf School of Princeton (WSP), serving children through grade 8, has brought Waldorf education to hundreds of students since it was founded in 1983.
WHEREAS, as written in the school’s Mission Statement, WSP is “dedicated to igniting each child’s unique potential and passions, instilling self-confidence, and inspiring achievement with a strong moral compass. The rich interdisciplinary curriculum is distinct in the way we integrate the academic, the artistic, and the practical in every lesson”.
WHEREAS, The Waldorf School of Princeton has been committed to sustainability, land conservation and community engagement, and part of the school’s mission is to foster each child to “become curious, caring and engaged citizens of their local and global communities.” Both inside and outside the classroom, stewardship is part of the way of life at WSP.
WHEREAS, WSP students care for the land on the 20+ acre campus in Montgomery, which is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. They learn about the history of our land and those who cared for it, from the Lenape tribe to the family who farmed the land for generations before the land became a school. Every day, the students play on our grounds, run on the paths through the woods, and explore the ecosystem of land and water.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That Montgomery Township recognizes the distinctive interdisciplinary teachings of the Waldorf School of Princeton and its dedication to children, sustainable earth, and community stewardship. The Township celebrates the 100 years of Waldorf education along with the thirty five years of the WSP’s dedication to the education here in our community.
Source: The Waldorf School of Princeton