Educating The Whole Child in Waldorf Schools

  Waldorf Educators say they focus on “educating the whole child.” They also say the curriculum engages the student’s “head, heart and hands,” and uses “multi-disciplinary” methods of teaching. This sounds great, of course, but what does this really mean? Waldorf Education’s founder, Austrian scientist and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, had very forward thinking ideals in […]

The Spiral of Light

One of Spring Garden’s most beautiful festivals has arrived: The Spiral of Light. This calm, reflective and musical event is an experience in how one’s inner light glows forth, even at this time of extreme darkness. As singers fill a darkened room with music, each child follows a spiral path of evergreens to a central, […]

Annual Giving Alumni Challenge Grant

Great News!  We have a $2,500 challenge grant for our Annual Giving Campaign! Now we need your support. Generous alumni parents have pledged a $2,500 challenge grant (1% of our overall goal) to our Annual Giving Campaign WHEN we receive 100% parent participation in the campaign. Why is 100% participation important enough for alumni parents to support it […]

Time for Ski Club Sign Up

by Michael West, Ski Club Advisor SGWS Ski Club Returns! It’s time to hit the slopes! Spring Garden Ski Club is the perfect way to get out and have fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never skied or snowboarded before or if you’re a downhill pro. Through the ski club, hitting the slopes is affordable […]

Shopping with the Elves

The popular School Store service, Shopping with the Elves, begins next week!  6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be available to help our younger students buy secret gifts for their loved ones. The event will be held on Tuesday 12/13: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday 12/14: 12-12:30 p.m.  and 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.; and […]

SGWS Students Make Art for Social Justice

Spring Garden Waldorf Eighth graders are proud participants in the art exhibit, “Build Bridges, Not Walls” — a timely call for people to create inclusive social and political spaces, both in and out of school communities. The Akron Art Museum will showcase the exhibit on Thursday December 8th, from 5:30-8:30, in a free event open […]

Students Learn Math Running a Business

Spring Garden Sixth Graders get a taste for entrepreneurship and a thorough grasp of business math during their Business Math Main Lesson Block.  Collaboration, innovation and teamwork abound during this 6 weeks as students work together to develop, create, market and sell products at the Annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market. In Waldorf Education, experiential […]

School Catalog Party Nov. 2, 3 & 8

Our annual  School Store Catalog Party will be held November 2nd, 3rd and 8th this year between 8:30-12:15 and 2:30 to 5:30. We’ll be accepting pre-payment by cash, check or MCA. Start your holiday shopping early and get great gift ideas from companies such as… Grimm’s Toys, Sarah’s Silks, Camden Rose Toys, Brown Sheep Yarn, Steiner Books, Sunbeam Candles, […]