We do. Waldorf education empowers the development of imagination and supports creative play, especially in the younger grades. Students do not use screens in either the early childhood centre or the grade school. High school students use technology as needed for their coursework during the school day; however, they are not permitted to use smartphones in class or during breaks. We ask that adults model personal connections by keeping mobile phones turned off and put away while visiting the school.
Many families choose Waldorf education because they want a low-tech environment for their children. We encourage families to discontinue exposure for young children and significantly limit exposure through the grades. This can be a difficult transition, but we support our families in making this transition and are here to help you create solutions that will work in your home.