Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of Anthroposophy, was approached by his friend Emil Molt, a factory owner, to conceptualise a school that has a spiritual element also. This school would be for the children of his factory workers. Rudolf Steiner responded and the first Waldorf School, was founded in September 1919 in the German city of Stuttgart. Today, there are over 900 Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf schools worldwide. In India also, they are there.
Why are Steiner schools so controversial?
Policy editor, BBC Newsnight
4 August 2014