Integrates art, music and movement
into a classical academic education

Provides active and creative learning

Where education is considered a journey - not a race

Fosters healthy social development

Reinforces a child's connection with nature

Welcome to Desert Star

A K-8 Charter School inspired by Waldorf Education in Cornville, Arizona

928-282-0171  (near Sedona and Cottonwood)

Desert Star Community School offers a curriculum designed to meet Arizona State educational standards through an innovative approach that is experiential, meaningful and imaginative.  Blending Waldorf educations techniques with the theory of Multiple Intelligences, Desert Star meets the needs of the whole child by engaging on many levels:  cognitive, physical, social, emotional as well as the creative-imaginative. 

Desert Star's educational program integrates daily curriculum content with multiple art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handwork and woodwork, as well as, movement, drama and music.  Effective learning flourishes in an environment which honors and respects the wonder of childhood.  In this age of pervasive media and technological influences,  Desert Star offers a healthy, balanced approach which draws upon both age-old traditions and cutting edge research to determine how to best teach children and meet their needs.

The Waldorf approach of "head, heart and hands" allows children to integrate and retain what they learn through experiential, multi sensory and emotionally engaging learning experiences.  The education methods and curriculum are designed to invigorate the mind intellectually, engage the heart, and encourage children to work actively with the hands and body throughout the day.

Students are prepared to enter adulthood with:  Confidence, self discipline, creative thinking, analytical skills, a joy for learning, reverence and wonder for the world.