Games

Sports and games allow the students to develop a healthy sense of self and space and to move with intention. The early grades offer social and rhythmic games, circle games, hand-clapping games, beanbag activities, and jump ropes. The emphasis of games in the early grades is on working together as a group, and the games become increasingly more individualized in the middle school years. The fifth grade learns the events of the Greek pentathlon: javelin, discus, long jump, wrestling, and running. In May, they join other Southern California Waldorf schools in an Olympiad.

Lower grades students have recess outside twice a day regardless of weather. Sixth grade brings a focus on medieval games, with a similar spring contest of area Waldorf schools.