Tradition &

Disavowal of Rudolf Steiner’s Racist Ideas

The Waldorf School of Garden City, founded on the anthroposophical teachings of Rudolf Steiner, is an evolving institution that continually strives to meet its diverse body of students and to prepare them to meet the future with purpose, gratitude, and respect. Our school recognizes that in The Mission of Folk-Souls, and other teachings, Steiner expresses racist ideas that the School does not share, support, or condone in any form. We strongly disavow any attempts to justify systemic injustices based on evolutionary or karmic theories. Acknowledging that racial biases are embedded in the very fabric of Western Civilization, we actively engage in the ongoing evaluation of curricular content, teaching practices, and institutional policies to find and eliminate all racial biases. The Waldorf School of Garden City prioritizes and values these efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily academic lives of all students and faculty members in our community.