Our Philosophy

Our program in Houston is inspired by Waldorf education.  Waldorf education is one of the largest and fastest growing non-sectarian educational movements in the world.  Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner founded the first Waldorf school in Germany in 1919.  There are now about 1,000  independent Waldorf Schools and 1400 independent Waldorf preschools located in approximately 60 countries throughout the world  Waldorf education works in New York and Nairobi, in Buenos Aires and Cape Town, in London and Tokyo.


Why our Philosophy?

Shining Star school is inspired by Waldorf education. We believe Waldorf education works because the timing and introduction of academic instruction mirrors, supports, and enriches children’s natural, age-related needs.  The curriculum provides a rich experience that prepares children to meet the challenges of our world and the future with clarity of thought, a caring heart, and the confidence to initiate change.


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“Waldorf students are encouraged to live with self-assurance, a reverence for life and a sense of service”.

–Ernest Boyer, American Educator