How are Core Subjects Taught In Steiner Schools?

Through the primary and high school years, the mainlesson forms the foundational core of the curriculum – an in-depth study of a subject, usually delivered over a two-hour block every day, that changes every 3-4 weeks. Mainlessons cover ‘core’ subjects such as history, art, literature, science, and maths.

Here’s a beautiful window into the Steiner curriculum taught in the school years 7-11. It’s no surprise Waldorf teachers are inspired teaching this material. Covering ancient history, anatomy, geometry, literature and poetry, this small collection of a high schooler’s mainlesson books show the richness, creativity and breadth of Steiner education.

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