a waldorf education
As a Waldorf inspired school, we teach by example how to live with empathy, be playful and healthy, practice compassionate communication skills, and have a deep love for ourselves, for all beings, and for our mother earth.
By presenting the curriculum in a way that students can receive it, they are able to maintain the knowledge and respect it; encouraging learners who love to learn. Through teaching children about the world and how to contribute, they begin to practice service within the community for the betterment of others.
Creative Thinkers and Innovators
At Escuelita Finca Mia, we are mindful of the different learning styles and present information in a way that can be perceived and remembered by all types. This allows each student to generate an authentic understanding and expression of what is being shared which encourages the desire to discover. Using art, music, storytelling and movement, as opposed to only sitting and memorizing, we teach math, science, technology and language, in an active way where all types thrive. Through being connected to themselves, these motivated students have a desire to improve and positively impact their community. They know their gifts and they know how to share those gifts to better those around them.
SERVE THE WHOLE
We teach students to recognize opportunities within the community and how to serve in response. By shifting the outlook from self-centered, “me” focused individuals to ones of compassion and community awareness, children can create solutions with practical, actionable steps, becoming responsible change makers.
Direct effects of this work have been planting trees, picking up trash, and using locally sourced supplies to: make handicrafts, make cheese, roast coffee, and grow, cook, prepare and serve farm to table dinners. The profit from some of these visions was pumped back into the school, allowing for the further development of heart-centered humans with a desire to positively impact the world.
HONOR Waldorf Values at Home
Our School for Families will guide parents on anthroposophy, encouraging parents to practice the Waldorf ethics at home creating a positive ripple effect on the family, community and beyond.
Our school welcomes students from many different cultural backgrounds, as well as a wide range of socio-economic and spiritual diversity.
We encourage our students to respect and celebrate their differences by learning about each other’s lifestyles and honoring culture no matter their beliefs. By bridging the gap between these communities from across sectors and traditions that tend toward struggle or separation, we grow, commune, and create...Together.
Embracing Waldorf core values encourages our teachers, students and families to cultivate the vision of shifting education into more creative ways of empowering, living, relating, serving, leading, and giving.
In conjunction with that vision, a growing stream of like-minded individuals are coming to the Chirripo Mountain for yoga retreats, awareness programs, business development and real estate engrossment. Merging these two forces means that as we infuse our children and the community with consciousness, we immediately affect global visitors for a larger, faster impact, thus, changing the world.