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

A Big Thank You To Our 6th Annual May Faire Sponsors

 
We would like to thank all of the sponsors who are making this years May Faire possible.  Please show your support to these wonderful local businesses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and the Philo Family
 
 

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.

 

 

Senses Alive! Workshop

9am to 12:00

A three-part workshop series for those who want

to develop a more enlivened relationship to nature

by practicing Goethean Observation -

 

Session #3 Focus: Plant Communities and habitat

Study - To discover the interconnected nature of

things is an inspiring experience. It is also not

easy. It takes both careful observation and exact

imagination to begin to recognize how any given

phenomenon is embedded in a larger web of

relations. In this session, we will turn our

Senses Alive! Workshop

9am to 12:00

 

A three-part workshop series for those who want

to develop a more enlivened relationship to nature

by practicing Goethean Observation -

 

Session #2 Focus: Phenomena of light, color and

darkness- In this session we want to practice

Goethe’s way of knowing in all its aspects and gain

greater insight into human experience and the

nature of light and color. We will engage in nature

observation, experiments and painting, as well as in

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