Waldorf graduates are compared to alum from other independent schools in terms of their educational and professional choices, thanks to a collaborative venture between Research Institute for Waldorf Education and the National Association of Independent Schools.
How successful are Waldorf school graduates in higher education and beyond? Please check out the Research Bulletin entitled How Waldorf Alumni Fare After Graduating from High School, which encapsulates the results of the most recent comprehensive survey conducted by the Research Institute for Waldorf Education, entitled:
Into the World: How Waldorf Graduates Fare After High School
Analyzes responses of more than 1000 alumni who graduated between 1999 and 2017 from some 40 Waldorf high schools spread across North America. Building on its survey of ten years ago which included all Waldorf high school graduates, this latest survey of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education (RIWE) focuses on the most recent quarter-century of Waldorf alumni, sub-divided into two groups: those currently in college and those launched into post-college life, including graduate students.
For the first time, Waldorf graduates are compared to alumni from other independent schools in terms of their educational and professional choices, thanks to a collaborative venture between RIWE and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
In addition to completing an online NAIS questionnaire, Waldorf graduates were posed specific multiple-choice as well as narrative questions about their experiences and aspirations as Waldorf students.
|Professors who have taught Waldorf students across many academic disciplines and across a wide range of campuses—from State Universities to Ivy League—note that Waldorf graduates have the ability to integrate thinking; to assimilate information as opposed to memorizing isolated facts; to be flexible, creative and willing to take intellectual risks; and are leaders with high ethical and moral standards who take initiative and are passionate to reach their goals. Waldorf graduates are highly sought after in higher education.
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