Waldorf schools provide a supportive base for children of every faith. The schools are Christian in the universal sense and therefore non-denominational. In the primary school the history lessons include the ancient histories of India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. This provides an early familiarity with broadly different religious approaches. The teachers hold that all young children are naturally religious, and that if this quality is not distorted by dogmatism, nor withered by neglect, it can become a firm basis for confidence in life. In the High School existential questions become matters of burning interest and concern. With openness, religion lessons can provide crucial meaning for the adolescent.