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Building Bridges with China – Chinese Educators visit the Waldorf School of Garden City

On Wednesday, December 4th, the Waldorf School of Garden City welcomed 40 Chinese educators. The delegation, made up primarily of principals and others senior administrators as well as the Deputy Secretary General of the Beijing Association of Private Education, visited the Waldorf School of Garden City in order to seek potential collaborations with American schools.

“During their trip to the United States, their goal was to ‘build a bridge.’ They visited our School and only one other school,” said Waldorf’s executive director of admissions, Dr. Chris Bleecker. “Eventually, the delegates hope to send Chinese students to attend summer and winter camps in the United States – as well as develop other international programs.”

As part of their visit, the group attended a presentation about our School’s history as well as our school’s approach to education. They also visited numerous classes and saw a special performance of the 12th grade gumboot dance.

Said Dr. Bleecker, “At the end of their visit, an official from each Chinese school presented a gift to our School. Those gifts are now on display in the Main Entrance Lobby.”


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