Old School, Now Trendy

My two kids both went to Waldorf School in Amsterdam. In Dutch it’s called ‘Vrije School’, which translates to ‘Free School’. I don’t know why they call it ‘Free’ because it’s based on the philosophy of a rigid 19th-century German educator. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never looked at a Dutch school and thought ‘Not German enough’.

I soon realized ‘Vrije School’ is called ‘Waldorf’ because it’s a bit like the Waldorf salad: all natural ingredients, with a few nuts.


Greg Shapiro
2015 Spring

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