We are grateful for other organizations working towards our common goals. We believe that our work is made stronger and better through collaboration with these organizations.

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller

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Association of waldorf schools of north america

AWSNA is a nonprofit membership organization committed to supporting and strengthening independent Waldorf Schools and Institutes in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. While each school is self-governed, the association provides a platform for collaboration, accreditation, community outreach, and advocacy. The association works to maintain the integrity of Waldorf Education as well, ensuring that Waldorf Schools engage in rigorous self-review and receive external support and guidance as well. We are grateful for the opportunities for collaboration that being an associate provides, and for the opportunity for us to bring our unique school to the greater Waldorf movement.


North American council

The North American Council for Anthroposophic Curative Education and Social Therapy (NAC) is dedicated to serving the spiritual image of the human being through Anthroposophic curative education, youth guidance and social therapy. The purpose of the NAC is to support, foster and facilitate communication and cooperation among Anthroposophic schools, lifesharing households, communities and other related endeavors in the United States and Canada.  Otto Specht School is a member of the NAC, which forms a link to the International Council, bringing together representatives from anthroposophical therapeutic initiatives and schools from around the world for research, development, and idea-sharing. 

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Camphill Association

The Camphill movement was founded in 1939 by Dr. Karl König, a pediatrician and educator, to serve the needs of children with developmental delays. His work was based upon the holistic, longitudinal view of human development espoused by Rudolf Steiner, founder of Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education. We maintain a collaborative relationship with the Camphill Communities in our region, providing mutual support and opportunities for faculty and staff development. Otto Specht School is currently in the process of becoming an affiliate member of the Camphill Association of North America.