Many of our families cite our Waldorf influence as a special strength of Oak Meadow. Oak Meadow co-founder and President Lawrence Williams was a Waldorf class teacher, and there is still a strong Waldorf influence in our curriculum, especially in the early grades. Students use Main Lessons books, learn to knit and play the recorder, and learn their letters and numbers through stories. However, our curriculum has evolved over the years in response to the need to provide a standards-based curriculum that will satisfy homeschooling regulations across the country. Today Oak Meadow provides a very creative, experiential curriculum that is playful in the early grades, rigorous in the upper grades, and engaging for all students.