OCS is a community of families and educators using Waldorf teaching methods to nurture and educate children in a multicultural, urban environment. We are committed to achieving academic excellence through experiential learning and enhancing the growth of curiosity and imagination through the rigorous practice of an arts-integrated curriculum. This approach addresses the whole child, promoting the development of healthy, responsible and creative human beings. Our graduates have the vision, desire, and skills to live meaningful lives, balance technology and humanity and create a sustainable and equitable future.
OCS addresses the Common Core State Standards through the mindful implementation of public Waldorf education. Our curriculum is built on a foundation of creativity, equity and self-confidence that grows with each child to balance imagination, critical thinking and academic excellence. This foundation, combined with a focus on ecological and cultural responsibility, nurtures a sense of delight and wonder about the world, as well as stewardship of nature and humanity. Our goal is to graduate students who will positively shape our society, rather than merely reflecting it. Our curriculum is designed to provide support, access and opportunity to empower students with the knowledge they matter as individuals and shapes not only their own lives, but, ultimately, our shared future.