Our Approach to Education
Ukti, a member of International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE), follows the educational principles developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Based on a profound understanding of human development, Waldorf education educates the whole child— the hands (willing), the heart (feeling), and the head (thinking) in a developmentally responsive manner. In the early years (0-7), free play, outdoor time in nature, nature-based arts and crafts, purposeful work, songs and rhymes, and storytelling, support the healthy development of children and prepare them for formal academic work that begins in first grade. In the middle years (7-14), academic work is brought through movement and arts, in recognition of how children naturally learn at this age. Purely intellectual teaching does not begin until high school, when children enter the age of inquiry and are poised to form their own judgments and conclusions about the world.
With a curriculum rich in practical skills and the arts, Ukti seeks to foster diverse capacities in children. In today’s fast-changing world, we prepare children to be flexible in their thinking, resilient in the face of adversity, socially responsible, and strong individuals who contribute to their communities and the Earth.
"Recently, our child made a Thank-You card for her teacher. She told me that giving school fees is not the right payback for a teacher who teaches us so lovingly. I was touched that our child is imbibing the right values. After all, there can never be the right remuneration for a teacher, only well-brought up children and loads of gratitude from parents."
- Parul B.
Parent of kindergarten student