No-tech approach at Garden City's Waldorf School

Coleen Li, 5, participates in a knitting class

Coleen Li, 5, participates in a knitting class at the Waldorf School in Garden City on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The school is going against the societal trend and shunning technology for elementary school age kids and encouraging a "no screen" policy at home, including no TV. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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The Waldorf School of Garden City, with 353 students in preschool through 12th grade, follows a back-to-basics approach by banning technology in its preschool and elementary school. The school gradually introduces the use of technology in middle school. In the high school grades, technology usage is fully integrated into learning.

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