For a St. Paul’s student, music, chemistry, literature, history, theatre and languages are not simply subjects to be read about, ingested and tested. They are experienced. Through these experiences, we aim to cultivate a lifelong love of learning as well as the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their path and to be of service to the world.
The St. Paul’s curriculum is broad and comprehensive, structured to respond to the three developmental phases of childhood: from birth to approximately 6 or 7 years, from 7 to 14 years and from 14 to 18 years. (Whilst there is a keen desire for one, St. Paul’s does not yet have an Upper School) Rudolf Steiner stressed to teachers that the best way to provide meaningful support for the child is to comprehend these phases fully and to bring “age appropriate” content to the children that nourishes healthy growth.