The summer before Da Vinci opened, I knew I had to find a different environment for my children to go to school. I heard about Da Vinci through word of mouth, a new school that was about to open that was inspired by Waldorf. I registered my children not knowing what that meant, but set out to educate myself about Waldorf Education. I took an introductory course to Waldorf Education given by Gene Campbell at the Rudolf Steiner Centre along with the Da Vinci Teachers and the philosophy resonated very strongly with what I felt were the needs of children in their education. I love the holistic approach and meeting the children at their developmental stage of development.