Life at Waldsee is always active and lively. While activities and lessons at Waldsee tend to emphasize speaking and listening, we also realize that some students would like to improve their reading and writing skills. To this end, we have started Kollegstufe as an extension of our core two-week curriculum.

Villagers in the Kollegstufe work through the same questions of the day that form the basis of the core curriculum, but a greater emphasis is placed on learning through the use of texts and writing exercises. Typical Kollegstufe participants are villagers who have already participated in the core curriculum for several years or who are advanced learners looking to focus more on reading and writing or are preparing for a high school credit session in a future summer.