Eugene Schwartz


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Eugene Schwartz

Eugene Schwartz is a graduate of Columbia University and has worked with all stages of life, from the young child to the elderly and the dying. He began his teaching career by adapting the Waldorf schools’ curriculum to educate a group of handicapped and emotionally disturbed adolescents, after which he became a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School. After many years of service to Green Meadow, Eugene now works worldwide as an educational consultant and lecturer. He currently serves as a Fellow of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education.

In addition to his thirty years of experience as a class teacher, high school teacher, and educator of Waldorf teachers, Eugene has served as a consultant to Waldorf endeavors throughout the United S

tates, as well as in Canada, England, Ireland, Mexico, Austria, and Italy. Over the past decade, he has worked in this capacity with over one hundred twenty-five schools, including public schools in the New York metropolitan region and Waldorf charter schools in the West. Eugene was awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Princeton, NJ, in which capacity he worked with public school teachers from across the nation.

Eugene also worked closely with the late Ernest Boyer, the Foundation’s president, to establish new curricular ideas and methods.

Eugene has lectured on innovative ideas in education at Harvard, Columbia, University of  Tennessee Medical Center, Roehampton University in London, and the Aspen Institute. In 2006 he gave the first lectures on Waldorf education ever presented in Turkey, which may be viewed as Google videos. Eugene has also served as an Adjunct Instructor on the faculty of the Waldorf Masters Program at Touro University in Vallejo, California, focusing on educational issues facing public Waldorf schools in the United States. Eugene is currently working with 20 new Waldorf schools that are opening in the vicinity of Beijing, China. He is also serving as an advisor to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education concerning efforts to bring Waldorf education to that country.

Eugene’s books and articles have been published widely in the United States and have been translated into German, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, and Italian. Over fifty of Eugene’s lectures and collections of student work are available at He is currently producing a series of introductory videos entitled Discover Waldorf Education, which may be viewed on He has also pioneered the development of online Waldorf teacher conferences and workshops, which have been attended by hundreds of Waldorf practitioners worldwide.

Eugene has written and directed three films in association with Hagens Production Studios:

Waldorf Education: A Vision of Wholeness(1995)
Eurythmy: Making Movement Human(2006)
Waldorf Education for All(2011)

Books and videos by Eugene are available from, the Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore, and the Sunbridge College Bookstore including:

Dragonsblood: An Environmental Fairy Tale
Waldorf Education: Schools for the Twenty-First Century
Millennial Child
Why the Setting Sun Turns Red and Other Stories for Children
Adolescence, the Search for the Self
Seeing, Hearing, Learning: The Interplay of the Eye and Ear in Waldorf Education
Rhythms and Turning Points in the Life of the Child