Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions commonly asked about Steiner-Waldorf education and life at York Steiner School.  For further basic information about Steiner education in the UK we recommend the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship website as a good starting point.

Please contact us if we can help in any way.  Alternatively, you may like to come to an Enquirer’s Morning, where we would hope to answer anything not covered here.

Please note, a full list of FAQs is currently being prepared and will be here shortly!

In the meantime, please contact us if you would like any further information about the school.

Is this a religious school?

While Rudolf Steiner was a Christian, he was clear that Steiner schools should not act to promulgate any religion.  Steiner education draws upon the teachings of many religions during the educational process.  While we enthusiastically celebrate the spiritual aspects of the major traditional festivals, these often have their roots far deeper in history than Christianity, for example.  We have more information on why these festivals are an important part of our education.

Can I afford a Steiner education?

A founding principle of York Steiner School is to abide by Rudolf Steiner’s wish that no family is turned away from Steiner education based on their ability to pay.  We are a non-profit making organization, but rely on parental contribution commitments for the majority of our income.  We aim to make that commitment as affordable as possible. See also our Financial Information page.

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