Heart To Hand School
Reno, NV 89509
About This School
Children are supported by experiencing a daily and a weekly rhythm that nurtures the whole child through assimilative learning. The daily rhythm is characterized by caring interaction that includes both outdoor and indoor imaginative play, circle times of song and storytelling, and family-style meal and snack times. Each day also includes at least one special activity that is always enjoyed on that same day every week. Depending upon the age group and season, this weekly rhythm may include such activities as gardening, wood working, beeswax modeling, wet-on-wet watercoloring, drawing with block crayons, walks to nearby Manzanita Park, and food preparation (soup & biscuits).
Each adult in the classroom is very conscious of serving as a model for the students. Young children absorb and imitate our words, actions, attitudes, and unconscious mannerisms. Being a teacher bears with it the imposing responsibility of being worthy of imitation. To this end, we as teachers encourage one another to become increasingly open, aware, and inwardly peaceful so that we may engage the world in a manner similar to the young child – not from our heads alone, but from our hearts and our hands, our emotions and our senses.
In 2010, Heart To Hand School had 3 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Nevada average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Heart To Hand School Reviews
Heart to Hand is an exceptional school with a dedicated staff that provides a truly special environment for the children to grow and learn in. The Waldorf educational philosophy promotes how to learn, not what to learn. If over-sized classes and standardized testing worries you as a parent, come and visit Heart to Hand school. It is a magical place!