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the Academic Day

Students at the Waldorf School of Garden City are immersed in an academic schedule that encompasses:

  • Main Lesson: a two hour lesson that starts each day for large academic topics such as organic chemistry, similarity and trigonometry or history of drama. Each main lesson block lasts 3-4 weeks, taught by teachers specializing in the subject and incorporates an artistic or movement component that enhances the learning experience.
  • Skills lesson: 45 minute periods after Main Lesson for subjects requiring on-going practise and skills development such as French or German, math and sciences.
  • Artistic or movement lessons: areas include fine arts, physical education and crafts such as metalwork, woodwork or bookbinding. Offered in single or double 45 minute periods, ideally after lunch.


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