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Our history

ViVi – The Bear School, founded by Ussama Rasool Qadri on International Children’s Day, November 20, 2023. Our institution is inspired by Waldorf Education principles and emphasizes nature-based learning. Driven by a naturalistic approach to education, Qadri’s vision aims to revolutionize learning for ‘generation Alpha’ by addressing flaws in traditional systems.

At ViVi – The Bear School, our curriculum is deeply rooted in Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf Education Model. We nurture ‘Head, Heart & Hand’ learning, fostering self-actualization, individualization, and holistic development. Our approach enhances cognitive abilities, kinesthetic learning, and emotional intelligence, shaping well-rounded individuals ready for the world.”

Waldorf Education

In April of 1919, Rudolf Steiner, Austrian scientist, and thinker (1861-1925) visited the Waldorf Astoria cigarette factory in Stuttgart, Germany. The German nation, defeated in war, was teetering on the brink of economic, social, and political chaos. Steiner spoke to the workers about the need for social renewal, for a new way of organizing society and its political and cultural life.

Emil Molt, the owner of the factory, asked Steiner if he would undertake to establish and lead a school for the children of the employees of the company. Steiner agreed, and in September 1919, the Independent Waldorf School (die Freie Waldorfschule) opened its doors. (Barnes, 1991)

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Academics

In Waldorf education, academics are approached in a holistic way that values the development of the whole child, including their cognitive, emotional, and creative capacities. The curriculum is designed to engage students in a meaningful and developmentally appropriate way, emphasizing experiential learning and exploration. In the early years, a strong emphasis is placed on play, artistic expression, and practical activities to foster children’s curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. As children progress through the grades, academic subjects are introduced in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, with an emphasis on cultivating critical thinking, empathy, and social responsibility. Waldorf education emphasizes the importance of educating the whole child, not just their intellectual abilities, to help them reach their full potential.

Inclusion

Inclusion is an important aspect of Waldorf education that emphasizes the value of diversity and individuality. Waldorf schools seek to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, or challenges. Inclusion in Waldorf education means more than just accommodating students with special needs, but extends to all students, including those from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Waldorf schools strive to create a sense of community and belonging, where all students feel respected, supported, and valued for who they are. Teachers and staff are trained to work with diverse student populations and to create learning environments that are supportive and inclusive for all students.

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