The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

"The Millennial Question"

With over 43 million views, since posted by MTV Australia in early January, this video has captured the attention of older and younger viewers across all Social Media.
Simon Sinek, author, motivational speaker, leadership expert and marketing consultant, speaks of the challenges and limitations faced by the current generation entering the workforce.
As he lists the many life skills millennials seem to have a hard time mastering, like patience and maintaining meaningful relationships, Waldorf Education seems to be more relevant than ever. 
View the full version of the video (fully recommended) - 15 mins
View the shorter version from MTV Australia - 1:45 mins

The Waldorf approach in a nutshell:

  • Creativity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resilience & Perseverance
  • Intellectual Development

Profile of a Waldorf Graduate:

  • After graduating from Waldorf, attends college (94%)
  • Majors in arts/humanities (47%) or sciences/math (42%) as an undergrad
  • Graduates or is about to graduate from college (88%)
  • Highly values interpersonal friendships (96%)
  • Is self-reliant and highly values self confidence (94%)
  • Highly values verbal expression (93%) and critical thinking (92%)
  • Practices and values "lifelong learning" (91%)
  • Highly values tolerance and other viewpoints (90%)
  • Is highly satisfied in choice of occupation (89%)
  • At work cares more about ethical principles (82%) and values helping others (82%)
  • Expresses a high level of consciousness in making relationships work -both at home and at work 
 Three Key Findings about Waldorf Graduates:
1) Waldorf graduates think for themselves and value the opportunity to translate their new ideas into practice. They both value and practice lifelong learning and have a highly developed sense of aesthetics.
2) Waldorf graduates value lasting human relationships, and they seek out opportunities to be of help to other people.
3) Waldorf graduates say they are guided by an inner moral compass that helps them navigate the trials and temptations of professional and private life. They carry high ethical principles into their chosen professions.
Source: "The Results of Waldorf Education" by The Research Institute of Waldorf Education