Waldorf Pedagogy Anti-Discrimination

As a Jefferson county charter school guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education and in acknowledgment of our school's explicit value of diversity and access, we at Mountain Phoenix Community School accept the difficult truth that Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, expressed beliefs that, by the standards of equity we strive for today, can be considered discriminatory. Our school formally denounces any such beliefs and statements made by Rudolf Steiner. It is imperative that we seek to understand why such statements were historically part of our educational philosophy. We believe it is necessary to fundamentally question Steiner's teachings to determine how they have negatively affected the development of Public Waldorf education, especially with regards to questions of discrimination on the basis of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, culture and religious beliefs. Our school community believes public Waldorf education should be based on the idea that all human beings have the right to be treated equally and respected when they raise their voices against discrimination.

Commitment to Equity, Accessibility, Inclusivity and Diversity

Mountain Phoenix Community School strives for an equitable and accessible educational experience and environment for all. Our community embraces diversity in all its forms, including, but not limited to, differences in ethnicity, cultural and religious heritage, sexual orientation, gender expansiveness, socioeconomic background, geographic origin, and family structure. Read More

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

As a public entity and an employer, Mountain Phoenix Community School is bound by a set of state and Federal laws regarding equal opportunity and non-discrimination. The school is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and prevention of harassment in all of its practices. Read More