My introduction to Waldorf pedagogy coincided with my discovery of the da Vinci school. I knew very little about Rudolph Steiner and Waldorf education when I first heard about da Vinci, but the thing that really drew me into the school were the parents. Everyone I talked to really seemed to share many of the values that I hold. I sensed a real commitment to art, nature and holistic, gentle living. Then, as I learned more about the innovative and progressive curriculum that was meant to be part of the Toronto school board while also being inspired and influenced by the Waldorf methodology, I knew that this was the right school for my children.