Steiner Education Australia developed and maintains the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework (ASCF) which covers curriculum content and methods across all subjects from Foundation to Year 10 in all member schools.

The ASCF is recognised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as an alternate curriculum meeting the requirements of ACARA’s Australian Curriculum Version 9 (ACARA recognition page). This recognition means the ASCF educational outcomes are recognised as equivalent to those of the Australian Curriculum V9 in all subjects. A number of equivalence points between the ASCF and the Australian Curriculum V9 are measured at different stages, with the key equivalence points of the end of primary (Year 6) and Year 10 common to all subjects. The Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework is delivered by all SEA member schools as a nationally recognised equivalent curriculum.

The Steiner school experience is based on pillars of meaning which provide an enriched learning community to support the growing young person as they move through the stages of development towards adult life.

Curriculum structure

Primary School

The Primary School has an integrated curriculum covering English, Mathematics, Science and HaSS (including History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business), Arts, Technologies, Health and PE.

For an insight into a Steiner primary classroom, click below. 

High School

The High School Curriculum covers the following subjects – English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Economics and Business, Visual Arts, Music, Languages, Drama, Civics and Citizenship, Digital and Design Technologies, Health and PE, plus Sport and electives.

For an insight into a Steiner high school classroom, click below.