Student’s Grow Produce for Hattie’s Food Hub

SGWS students are growing and harvesting food from the school garden for Hattie’s Food Hub. The Hub is an innovative Hattie Larlham farm-to-table work training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities which also serves a need in the Akron community for access to fresh, local food through its fresh market. As a part of […]

Be a Children’s Festival Vendor

Planning is well under way for the Annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market at Spring Garden Waldorf School. The event will take place this year on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This unique event brings over 700 attendees to our school for a magical blend of creative activities, enchanted attractions, great […]

Neuroscience and Waldorf Education with Joshua Magleby, Ph.D.

“Neuroscience and Waldorf Education” Wednesday, September 28 – 7:00 p.m. only Please join us to hear neuropsychologist Dr. Joshua Magleby speak about neuroscience and the ways in which Waldorf education supports brain development. Please email Amy Hecky to Register. Registration is required for this free event.Dr. Magleby is a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological and […]

Michaelmas in The Waldorf Tradition

In Waldorf education, we celebrate Michaelmas — a traditional Christian celebration of the Archangel St. Michael — observed in the Northern Hemisphere since Roman times on September 29th and typically honored by a feast. Michaelmas is also held around the equinox and has been associated with the beginning of fall and the darker, colder days […]

Class Meetings: Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6

The best education is one where a child’s parents are deeply invested; not only in the outcome, but in the everyday experience. That’s why Spring Garden offers class meetings for parents. These meetings are an important time for families to come and learn about Waldorf methods, to understand their child’s specific classroom curriculum and dynamics, and […]

School Store News

Drop into the school store before and after school daily for coffee, tea, comradery and shopping! Would you like to get involved with the school store? There are a lot of great volunteer opportunities and consignment opportunities for makers of all kinds. Be sure and read the Tuesday notes for school store updates and special […]

Off to Camp Y-Noah

Every fall, rain or shine, Spring Garden Waldorf School takes students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 on an overnight camping trip at Camp Y-Noah. Although it’s great fun and inspires camaraderie, there are academic and developmental reasons we take our older students camping. Academic: Children get to go horseback riding, canoeing, and climbing, and […]

The Waldorf Rose Ceremony

At Spring Garden, like at all Waldorf schools around the world, The Rose Ceremony takes place on the first day for all students. But this traditional event is most influential for the incoming first grade and last year students at the school. This ceremony accentuates the special significance of these years for first and eighth […]