"Our highest endeavour is to develop
free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and
direction to their lives."
- Rudolf Steiner
Shining Rivers School is an independent, co-educational,
non-sectarian school, located in the St. Louis metropolitan area,
providing education from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, currently
enrolling through Grade 4. We are a developing school member of
the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).
The Waldorf curriculum that began with the work of Rudolf Steiner
(quoted above), is a unique philosophy employing an approach that
addresses the whole child: head, heart and hands. The integrated
curriculum presents developmentally appropriate concepts an atmosphere
of respect for each child’s uniqueness. This balanced, comprehensive
education integrates academic achievement with hands-on experience
in an artistic environment. Humanities and sciences are blended
with art, languages, music, movement, handwork and practical activities
to meet the needs of the developing child. We use natural energy sources such as the sun to power solar garden lights, or other natural resources of our planet such as well water and rainwater. Your child will love it.
"To provide an educational environment for the healthy development
of the whole child by strengthening the child's affinity with nature,
nourishing the child's sense of awe, wonder and creativity, sharing
in the unfolding of each child's innate capabilities - particularly
in the arts and sciences, and building a strong foundation for practical