Throughout AWS’s regular program of Main Lessons and Subject Lessons, all students are provided an education that is unusually rich in developmental movement, music and art, literacy and numeracy foundations, and health-strengthening rhythm. However, for those who need more support, the AWS Educational Support Team provides an intermediate level of intervention; it does not encompass the capacity to fully remediate learning disabilities. The EST consists of AWS teachers who directly provide extra academic or developmental support to students, together with other AWS teachers who study and work with the remedial aspects of Waldorf Education.
Written parent permission is required for any ongoing schedule of services. EST members and the Faculty work together to best allocate the resources for these services. Parents who wish their student to receive a higher level of help may elect to engage AWS teachers or other tutoring providers outside of the school day setting. For needs which may go beyond the scope of our AWS resources, such as the need for a medical or an Educational/Psychiatric evaluation, the EST maintains a list of providers for resources consistent with our understanding of child development.