Spanish classes celebrated Dia de los Muertos this year on Tuesday, November 4, during school hours. Our volunteer first grade assistant, Señora Ana, shared traditions that she experienced as a child growing up in Mexico.
Singing is an integral component of all classroom activity in the Early Childhood and Grades curriculum. Additionally, first graders begin instrumental music instruction in pentatonic flute. Third graders begin string instruction with a choice of violin, viola, or cello. All year round, in numerous opportunities, our students perform instrumental and choral compositions in public performances, […]
Michaelmas is a little-known festival in North America but it is a major celebration in schools world-wide inspired by Waldorf education. It takes place near the autumnal equinox when daylight grows shorter. The festival is named for the archangel Michael, known as a protector of humanity, who inspires qualities of courage, initiative and steadfastness. As […]
Our children benefit from a variety of outdoor play spaces. In addition to our playground, they experience the natural wonders of the forest, the big field, our raised gardens and nature walks across our 8-acre property. Rain or shine, ample opportunities exist for developing strong, healthy bodies as the children play and explore. These special […]
Chalk art in the Waldorf curriculum is a medium for extending the storytelling that is happening. It is a medium for enlivening the curriculum through pictures. It is always through storytelling that the images arrive. Surrounded by story, the children live into their imaginations and each will create mental pictures unique (and most meaningful) to […]
Eurythmy is a performing art that engages aspects of dance, music, poetry, speech and kinesthetic expression. A feature unique to Waldorf education, the beautiful, spiritual and emotional art of eurythmy introduces students to the frameworks underlying speech and music through movement. The study of Eurythmy develops concentration, spatial orientation and dexterity and engages students in the study of enhanced rhythms of speech and […]
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