Meet Class One Teacher, Kristen Oberhaus

We sat down with our new Class One teacher at SGWS, Kristen Oberhaus, to ask her a few questions about her life and love of teaching. Welcome to our new first grade teacher! What is your favorite quote about teaching or education? I have lots, but currently, but my favorite is: “EVERYBODY IS A GENIUS. […]

The Waldorf, One Teacher Paradigm

The key to education is human connection and in Waldorf education this is uniquely fostered by students typically having one main teacher for a portion, or all, of their elementary school years. While this custom seems strange in modern times, it was common in the past within small communities. Waldorf Educators see many benefits to […]

SGWS Alumni is FHS Valedictorian

Congratulations to Spring Garden Waldorf Alumni, John Beck, who graduated valedictorian from the Firestone High School International Baccalaureate program. John was one of 20 valedictorians in his class of 251 who had received a 4.0 or higher at graduation. John will be attending Ohio State University in the fall and was a student of Marie […]

SGWS Plant Sale Week of 6/13

Get a little Spring Garden in your very own garden! This year we will be offering a variety of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, herbs, and flowers. All plants are $2.50 each.     Greenhouse Sale times are: Monday 6/13 – Friday 6/17: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Special arrangements to purchase plants outside posted sale times can be made […]

Community Giveback Day

By Hazel Emery, M.Ed. On the last day of school we come together to pack up classrooms, move teachers’ materials into their next-year classroom, and button up the building for the summer. This is a wonderfully busy day, bringing a satisfying end to a successful year. It is also a work day for volunteer hours. […]

Alumni in The News

Congratulations to juniors Willow Campbell and Sophia Kostoff on their academic accolades this year in High School. Both ladies are former students of Waldorf teacher Theo Michaels. Sophia is a junior at Our Lady of the Elms who is in the news for her award winning academics. She received an award for both her outstanding performance […]

June Parent Child Classes at Spring Garden

What are you doing with your little ones this summer? Consider the Spring Garden Waldorf Parent Child Classes held weekly for seven weeks, 9:30-Noon, on either Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. Classes start June 9,10 & 11 and parents register for the day of their choice. Parents and children (ages 18 months to 4 years old) join together […]

The Waldorf Class 5 Pentathlon

  Waldorf fifth graders across the U.S. gather together once a year to compete in a Greek Pentathlon.  It is a coming-of-age competition and a celebration of grace, athleticism, sportsmanship and the upcoming independence of adolescence. Waldorf students study Greek history at the end of their fifth grade year, learning about the Gods and myths […]

Seventh Grade Renaissance Faire

This Friday, Spring Garden Waldorf will host its annual Waldorf Renaissance Faire for seventh graders from our own school and also Waldorf Schools from Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. Seventh graders in Waldorf Education study the Renaissance, which appropriately appeals to the emerging adolescent. After all, the Renaissance era’s innovative thinkers were voracious learners, […]