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- Pretty classrooms with lots of natural materials
- Art is incorporated in all areas of the curriculum.
- Based on the quasi-religious ideas of Rudolph Steiner including reincarnation and astrology
- Beginning reading (ABC's) not started until first grade based on the idea that the child's spirit hasn't finished incarnating in the child's body before then
- Left-handed children are often made to use their right hand instead
- Children are not taught to distinguish between fantasy and reality (fairy tales and mythology taught in place of history)
- Weird racist writings by founder
Why are Steiner schools so controversial? - BBC article - 2014
Steiner schools have some questionable lessons for today's children - Independent - 2016
Ten Things You Should Know About Waldorf/Steiner Schools - Quackometer - 2016
A Montessori student teacher's account of a Waldorf School - Montessori Answers