Monday, April 30, 2012
Austin Waldorf School - Reviews by Parents
Student hurt in fire at Oak Hill school
Burns suffered during lab experiment
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A 12-year-old girl from Austin Waldorf School was taken to Dell
Children's Medical Center on Friday morning with burns from a fire at Waldorf
School in Oak Hill.
A fire official said the girl suffered burns to 20 percent of her body with
injuries to her to leg, arm and face. The fire started as the result of a
laboratory experiment, the official said. There was smoke inside the school but
fire did not involve the building, officials said.
The private school is at 8700 South View Road. The incident is being
Here's more on the story:
Update 11:30 a.m.: Emergency workers now say a 12-year-old girl suffered burns
closer to 12 to 15 percent of her body in an experiment at a school in Southwest
The girl suffered serious burns to her airway, a serious concern, said an
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services official. She also suffered
burns to her face, arms and legs.
The girl was participating in an experiment with her sixth-grade class at
Waldorf Austin School near the Y at Oak Hill before she suffered the burns, the
Initial reports gathered by emergency workers said the class was working with
water and alcohol — and boiling the alcohol, the official said.
Oh boy... here we go - they take this woman's money while losing her son for an
Posted July 14, 2011
the customer service and counselors for the camp were not friendly or inviting!
But awkward and uninformative. I did not go back for the last days and did not
get a refund or even offered one. I didn't even know where my son was when
coming to pick up and no one knew where he was for an hour! My mom told me I
should have called the police. Maybe I should have. The teacher was creepy and
wierd My son did not like him and neither —Submitted by a parent
AND ONCE AGAIN... PARENTS WARNING OTHER PARENTS AFTER BEING SURPRISED:
Posted April 19, 2007
Our son was enrolled - he is no longer attending because the school is not the
arts integrated curriculum we first saw upon enrollment. Please look into
Anthroposophy and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (who the school and curriculum
is based upon)before you enroll.
—Submitted by a parent
Posted April 13, 2006
Very strict on many lifestyle issues. Not the laidback atmosphere we thought it
would be. —Submitted by a parent
Posted July 24, 2005
Do your 'due diligence' before going through the admissions process. Check out
Waldorf education and Anthroposophy in depth before you decide this is the place
for your child. We found that there is much more than meets the eye to this
particular cirriculum. Do the research, it can be tough if you, as parents do
not believe in the Waldorf pedagogy. Ask for full disclosure.
—Submitted by a parent