Things To Consider When Choosing a School
A school is usually an educational establishment designed to offer learning spaces and learning experiences for children under the guidance of qualified teachers. Almost all countries now have systems of public formal education, which can sometimes be compulsory. In such systems, children progress from a series of kindergarten schools, where they learn basic social and academic skills, to primary or secondary schools, where they learn more specific subjects such as reading, writing, science, geography, history, and mathematics.
However, in some countries, parents may choose to send their children to private schools that may not conform to the education standards. For instance, in the United States, the vast majority of Americans attend public schools; the number, however, is minimal when compared to the number of people who attend private schools. Private schools have significantly greater expenditures per student when compared to public schools, and the curriculums are also much stricter. On the other hand, charter schools are relatively free, and they usually have fewer students. Although charter schools are generally recognized as the flagship institutions of education in their respective districts, many charter schools do not receive state funding, and are funded by a per-pupil allotment from the state, as opposed to a base funding amount from the district that is used to cover the operating costs of the school.
Parents may decide to send their child to a Waldorf school either because they prefer a more private setting or a school with a religious background. More than half of the Waldorf students are pupils of the Unitarian Church. The German school follows the German School District System that was established in 1923. Students in the Waldorf schools are required to follow the prescribed curriculums, including the liberal arts curriculum as well as the prescribed public school courses, and students are also expected to practice the six prescribed religious movements. The only major deviation from the prescribed curriculum is that students are permitted to learn foreign languages.