Children in Steiner Schools begin their academic journey after they finish kindergarten. Each class teacher in the Lower School will accompany her students from the age of six until their adolescent age of 18. The academic section implements the Waldorf teaching approaches using a curriculum that mainly encourages problem solving, creative thought and activity, individual study and collaborative learning. Students are triggered to learn, accomplish and to socially interact through artistic activities and their strong relation with nature. Learning occurs in a predictable and rhythmical manner (main lesson, individualized work, arts and crafts). Throughout the year, students participate in the festival life, trips to museums, ecological outings, and plays. Some students also become members of the Special Olympic teams, such as basketball, swimming, or football.