Our Mission: To advance a public Waldorf education that teaches respect and reverence by developing the head, heart, and hands of children from all backgrounds and cultures.
PVS daily rhythms and community building activities are designed to strengthen social relationships and deepen restorative justice practice. Morning routines of poems, songs and cross body movement develop neural connections for students and set the instructional tone for the day. Main lesson block formats allow for integrated instruction in science, social studies, cultural studies, ELA, and math. All PVS students (grades 1-8) also participate in weekly Spanish language classes, music, handwork arts, and physical education movement classes.
Waldorf schools guide students to become cultural creators and producers, developing within students the capacities of clear perception, critical thinking, imagination, creativity, empathy, compassion, determination, and the confidence to take action.
Thank you for your interest in Portland Village School and public Waldorf education!