Paul M. Helfrich

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Waldorf Education

Waldorf Education reflects the culmination of the three previous 10-year phases of Helfrich’s career: Music, Science Exhibits & Programs, and Integral Psychology.

Put another way, it is through his experience with Waldorf Education that he was able to fully integrate his artistic, scientific, and spiritual interests into a holistic lifestyle. The result was that he was able to express his authentic self daily through art, science, and spirituality. It was liberting to say the least!

He began his study of Rudolf Steiner’s work (called Anthroposophy) in 2009. He became a Waldorf Class teacher in part because he had never had the experience of raising his own children. Since he always enjoyed working with children, teaching provided an opportunity to help raise a group of his own, so to speak. So he began his training in 2010 and was hired at the Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades, CA in April 2012. He took that Class from first through eighth grade. While the COVID19 pandemic through a curve into the last 12 weeks of the school year, he witnessed firsthand the amazing transformative potential of the Waldorf curriculum to nurture young hearts, hands, and minds as the Class graduated in June 2020!

Class of 2020


Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Anthroposophy

The following Podcast is available in MP3 Audio:

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Anthroposophy [2:06]
Parent Enrichment Lecture, Westside Waldorf School, April 9, 2016 (Updated PDF 6/25/20)
Download [PowerPoint Slides/PDF] to follow while you listen!

California Dreamin’

An amazing performance by the Westside Waldorf Middle School Orchestra and Choir at our annual Music Takes Flight! concert, April 12, 2018. Conducted by Jessica King & Janet McCandles. Video by Letitia Quinn.


What’s New?

I am currently the Grade 5 Class Teacher at the Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades, CA for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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