Each Steiner school is independent and unique, but all value the importance of aesthetics and design of the physical setting in which the school is placed.

Steiner schools recognise that the physical learning environment is highly significant to the educational experience. Classrooms and playgrounds develop both spatial and sensory experiences, using the natural environment and materials to shape buildings and create healthy social spaces.

Gardens are well cared for and may be adorned with student artwork. Vegetable gardens become student classrooms and class building projects may create new play spaces. A sense of beauty, care and order is highly valued.