Waldorf School of the Peninsula - Mountain View Campus
- Mountain View, CA
Waldorf School of the Peninsula - Mountain View Campus Reviews
Rating 3.71 out of 5 7 reviews
WSP has been one of my favorite schools I've been to; the learning style works very well for me, I've made long lasting friendships, and it has allowed me to grow in an environment where I feel safe and accepted. That being said, Waldorf definitely isn't for everyone and can be a lot to get used to, especially if you're coming from a public school.
The unique learning style is great for creative thinking. The school is small so it’s easy to get to know everyone and make friends. It also makes the academics better as the teachers can focus more on each individual. The teachers are amazing and generally fun people to hang out with. WSP’s only downfall was its response to the pandemic. Their learning style promotes hands on and in person work but that just can’t happen in the current climate. As of January, students without a medical reason will not be able to participate in an online option for schooling and must go in to class in person. If one does have a medical reason, they will be given the option to watch streamed classes. This quality of education is poor however. The teachers mostly pay attention to the in person students rather than the kids at home.
The Waldorf School of a Peninsula has a hit or miss experience though middle school. If the class teacher is good it is wonderful. In high school the teachers are generally quite good but there is no school spirit. the sports program in general is in disarray. There is very little support for students with disabilities and some of the teacher are unwilling to work with and help students who learn differently. Also the social situation in the high school is toxic and the faculty are completely oblivious.
If a student gets sick, the school strongly encourages them to stay at home and get better. All the professors are very accommodating of sick leave and are very helpful.
Because the school is quite small, it is not the best for sports. However, as a co-founder of the robotics, I can proudly say that this club is actually quite competitive. This is a perfect club for those who are mechanically/engineering inclined.
Most of the teachers are professional and highly skilled. As usual, there are a few who are not very good, but that is hard to avoid. However, all the teachers are very approachable and easy to talk to. Many are easy to talk to and more then willing to help a student. All the teachers want students to succeed and most do what they can to accomplish this goal.