The independent, not-for-profit Westside Waldorf School it is one of more than 800 Waldorf schools worldwide. Based on a unique philosophy of nourishing the emotions and imagination of children as well as their intellect, this fast-growing educational movement schools the creative nature of the child as well at the soul with a unique blend of progressive and traditional methods. From the moment you walk into a classroom at the Westside Waldorf School, you sense something special: beautiful student artwork adorns the walls, children play musical instruments, recite lyrical verses or enact a dramatic portrayal of an ancient Japanese fairy tale. Most importantly, you see students who love learning, and a highly-dedicated, Waldorf-trained, international faculty, teaching a curriculum that nurtures each child, bringing out his best. The Waldorf schools honor the spiritual rituals from around the world reflecting the rich diversity of the community and a global perspective that promotes peace and humanity.