You’re Invited: 2017 Chill Out Chili Competition

Come one, come all to the The Akron Chili Society’s, 2017 Chill Out Chili Competition.  The event will take place at the Wolf Creek Winery, March 25, 2017  7:00 – 11:00 and proceeds will benefit the Spring Garden Waldorf School Athletics Program. This privately hosted event will feature a salad bar, chili competition, 50/50 Raffle and Cash Bar from Wolf Creek Winery.  […]

Waldorf and Music Training

The influence of music training on learning has long been cultivated in Waldorf Education, where musical instrument training begins in Grade 1 with pentatonic flutes and moves to stringed instruments by Grade 4. Students also receive choral training, study music reading and notation, and learn Solfege. Researchers at the University of Vermont College of Medicine found […]

IOWA Testing at Spring Garden

While the majority of the assessments at Spring Garden Waldorf school are done through observation and without formal testing, we do administer the IOWA Test of Basic Skills once a year, to 4th through 8th graders, for specific academic feedback. The unique unfolding of the Waldorf curriculum through the grades creates some discrepancies between the […]

Making the Transition to First Grade

Kristen Oberhaus, our current first grade main lesson teacher, will give a presentation for parents regarding the transition from kindergarten to first grade.  Kristen has the unique experience of having been an assistant in the kindergarten program for a number of years and is our current first grade class teacher.  She will share with parents […]

Walk Through The Grades – Feb.8th

All are welcome to Spring Garden’s upcoming Walk Through The Grades Day — Wednesday, February 8th, at 9 am.  REGISTER HERE or Email our Admissions Director, Amy Hecky, at admissions@sgws.org. Spring Garden is part of the long­standing Waldorf tradition, drawing attention for what the New York Times calls, “a teaching philosophy focused on physical activity and learning […]

SGWS Employment Opportunities

  Our families are our best referral for new students and employees! Please share the following opportunities for anyone that may be interested. Administrative Assistant Duties include providing customer service, managing electronic and paper files, school correspondence and calendars, providing first aid to students, answering phones and providing administrative support to faculty and staff. Applicants […]

State of the School February 7th at 6:30 pm

Please join us, February 7th at 6:30 pm, as we gather as a community to hear from the Board, Faculty, and Administration. This meeting, about the state of our growing school, is an opportunity to actively learn more about Spring Garden and participate in conversation relevant to the school community. Parental involvement in a child’s education helps learning […]

Thursday Class Meetings Start Tonight

Class meetings are an important time for parents and teachers. Families learn about their child’s specific classroom curriculum, social dynamics and plan for upcoming activities. Please plan to attend your upcoming Class Meeting! January 19: Class Meetings – Grades 1,3,5,7 – 7PM January 26: Class Meetings – Grades 2,4,6,8 – 7PM February 2: Class Meetings […]

SGWS Ice Skating Meet-Up

Don’t stay cooped up indoors this weekend. Meet up with fellow SGWS students and families for some ice skating fun at Lock 3 on Saturday, January 21 at 11:30 a.m. The only thing that makes ice skating more fun is running into classmates while ice skating! This is an informal gathering, all are welcome, and we encourage anyone and […]

The Waldorf Class Play

Parents of Waldorf students get to see their children perform a play every spring. But why? Don’t tell the kids, but it’s not just for fun. Class plays are grounded in each grade’s individual curriculum and the appropriate developmental level of the students. Students act out what they’ve learned throughout the year in the language […]