SGWS 8th Graders Make Art for Social Justice

Spring Garden Waldorf School eighth graders are proud participants in the art exhibit, “Can You Hear Me?” The exhibit seeks to bring awareness and promote social change in school communities by highlighting important issues school students face both at school and in larger society. This annual exhibit is part of the Leading for Social Justice […]

Final Weeks of Annual Giving at SGWS

We are in our final week of our dual Annual Giving and Capital Campaigns. To date, we are far from our goal of 100% parent participation, which is crucial as the school seeks support from local foundations. Foundations look to see that those closest to the mission of the school are supporting the campaigns. Just imagine […]

Register Now for Winter Parent Child Classes

Parents and children, ages 18 months to 4 years old, join together in a class that is held mostly outdoors and imitates the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf early childhood class experience. Learn More about our Parent Child Classes by Clicking Here. Register Below for a Winter Parent Child Class of your choice, Starting January:  […]

Our 2017 Children’s Festival Vendors

A warm welcome to this year’s artist vendors for our Bee Kind Children’s Festival Artisan Market. Hand-made gifts are from the heart, so be sure and come Holiday shopping with us on November 18th from 10-4. Our market is offering an array of gorgeous, affordable, handmade gifts from these local artists, entrepreneurs and designers: Akron Honey […]

Spring Garden Welcomes Dr. Chirakos

We are pleased to announce that Dr. JoAnn Chirakos has joined our staff as Educational Services Coordinator. Dr. Chirakos will work closely with the Educational Support Team, providing input as a school psychologist and administrative support to the team. The focus of this new role will be to collaborate with faculty, parents, and other professionals […]

Parent Talk: Transitioning in Grade 2

We spoke with SGWS parent, Randi Hodge, about her family’s experience having their daughters, Sienna and Ella, attend Spring Garden Waldorf. Sienna transferred in from a local public school system into grade 2. Ella joined our early childhood program. What made you consider different school options? We’d tried a few different school settings (public, Montessori, and […]

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 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 […]