Alumni Anne Raley Shares Lasting Lessons from Spring Garden

  Anne graduated from Spring Garden in 1996 as Anne Haynes. Anne is the first born in her family.  Her two sisters, Erica and Valerie, also attended Spring Garden Waldorf School.  Anne’s little sister, Valerie Haynes Smith, passed away in 2013. Valerie brought joy and love to all that she encountered and is dearly missed. […]

Chris Connelly Wins Alumni Award

At this year’s 29th Annual Benefit Auction, April 22nd at The Tangier in Akron, Spring Garden Waldorf School will honor and award an alumni who has made a difference and brought about positive change in the world. This award, “The Waldorf Difference,” is being given to Akron native and NPR reporter, Christopher Connelly. Chris was […]

Why We Do Auction Class Projects

  Sometimes, parents ask why the school has each class make a unique auction project for our Benefit. The simple answer is that they are wonderful works of art that we sell at the live auction! The projects often raise large sums, but there are many other reasons we support the creation of student art […]

SGWS Alumni: On-Stage Seniors

  SGWS alumni, Patrick Fields and Tim Miller, are both achieving musical and academic accolades in their senior years’ of high school. Tim attends Revere High School, and has been very busy in his last four years both on stage, on field, and in orchestra. He’s been leading the flute section for the Revere Marching […]

Classroom Tours – March 8th

All are welcome to Spring Garden’s upcoming In-Session Classroom tours on Wednesday, March 8th, at 9 am.  REGISTER HERE or Email our Admissions Director, Amy Hecky, at admissions@sgws.org. Our “Walk Through The Grades” day provides parents a unique opportunity to see how our teachers employ this innovative approach to education. You will see our students as they learn […]

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 […]

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 […]