Award-Winning Film on Waldorf Education: Where Silicon Valley’s Execs School Their Kids

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A 2011 New York Times front-page story sparked a cascade of global attention looking at why Silicon Valley’s top technology executives were sending their children to a school without computers. The new documentary film Preparing for Life produced by Waldorf School of the Peninsula in conjunction with Paul Zehrer of PotentialSF, picks up where that story left off – talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world -- viewers get an unprecedented look at Waldorf education from the inside out.

Preparing for LIfe

“Your safety net is your own creativity, adaptability, and resilience,” states venture capitalist Oren Zeev, a leading investor in companies such as Audible.com, Chegg and Houzz.

A 2011 New York Times front-page story sparked a cascade of global attention looking at why Silicon Valley’s top technology executives were sending their children to a school without computers. The new documentary film Preparing for Life produced by Waldorf School of the Peninsula in conjunction with Paul Zehrer of PotentialSF, picks up where that story left off – talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world -- viewers get an unprecedented look at Waldorf education from the inside out.

Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, Drive and To Sell is Human, calls the film “beautiful, dynamic, and joyous!” Preparing for Life is a provocative film that underscores the value of fostering social and emotional intelligence, and developing capacities for creativity, resilience, and innovative thinking in 21st century schools.
“Your safety net is your own creativity, adaptability, and resilience,” states venture capitalist Oren Zeev, a leading investor in companies such as Audible.com, Chegg and Houzz.

Preparing for Life has already garnered an Accolade “Award of Excellence” and a 2014 Golden Cine award.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula is one of the 160 Waldorf Schools in North America and over 1,000 worldwide. Waldorf graduates have an established reputation for critical, analytical, and imaginative thinking and are highly sought after by leading colleges, universities, and companies across all sectors of today’s economy.

Available to view at: http://waldorfpeninsula.org/about-us/film/

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