Waldorf Education Columbus is a charitable, not-for-profit educational organization created to establish and support Waldorf schools in Columbus, OH. Our mission is to create the dynamics that will allow our schools to be based on the nature of education itself. These dynamics are: (1) intentional revenue sources to release children from the limitations of their household finances; (2) school sites where supportive communities develop around each school and adults become models worthy of the children’s imitation and respect; and (3) independent teachers who administer their schools and create a living Waldorf education for their students. We seek to develop free human beings who, of themselves, give purpose and direction to their own lives. After establishing Briar Rose Children’s Center in 1999, WEC is now establishing 2 more preschools and a K-8 elementary school, a property company to own and manage the school buildings, and a foundation to build sustainable operating revenue.