Chalk Drawings in the Waldorf Classroom

Enter a Waldorf school for a tour and you may be immediately struck by the beauty within the classroom.  Within that beauty, your eye will no doubt settle at the chalkboard, where the children look daily, to behold a colorful and beautiful piece of hand crafted artwork — the chalk drawing. All Waldorf teachers do […]

Coffee and Conversation: Parent Teacher Relationships

Join us at a new date To Be Determined, for Coffee and Conversation regarding parent-teacher relationships. Parents will view a webinar together, “”The Human Encounter: Parent-Teacher Relationships in a Waldorf School,” followed by a question/answer/discussion period with Royse Crall and other experienced Waldorf teachers. The relationships between our teachers and our parents represent the health […]

It’s Auction Time!

Please mark your calendar for this year’s Spring Garden Waldorf Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 pm. This 27th annual benefit, Come Together Together – Heads, Hearts, and Hands, will take place in Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. We’re gathering volunteers now, and if you’d like to help, please reach out to […]

GroundWorks Dance Theater Workshop

This fall, Spring Garden welcomed GroundWorks Dance Theater into our school for a second year.  The Cleveland-based theater company first hosted an in-school workshop, followed by an on-stage workshop and student performance at the downtown Akron Library auditorium.   GroundWorks spent time with our 5th, 6th and 7th graders exploring the nuances of the human […]

SGWS Thankful for Grants

Spring Garden Waldorf School bought the Indian Springs Copley School building on Jacoby Rd. back in 1994.  This flat roofed school building, built in 1962, had many roof repairs, but after 50 years, it was time for a completely new roof. Spring Garden began its Raise the Roof Capital Campaign in 2013 to replace the […]

SGWS Basketball Schedules

The Basketball schedules for the Boys and Girls teams are below.  Please remember that athletes Must arrive 30 min. prior to the scheduled time of the start of the game. If your athlete for some reason (sickness, injury, or family emergency) needs to miss a game, please contact Nancy Stewart or the head coach asap.   GIRLS:   Click […]

Why We Give to SGWS

  by Firouz and Kristen Daneshgari Having spent 8 years as a part of the Spring Garden community, and seeing how it feeds the souls of both children, their parents, and even extended family, I am honored to support an institution that gives so much in return. Although there is much difference of opinion in […]

Waldorf Vs. Mainstream Education Curriculum

When parents first come to a Waldorf school from a public school environment, they will notice many differences. These often make broad brush stroke impressions such as: “this school seems art centric, it values nature, limits technology and the children are allowed to play and move a lot.” Processing the depth of difference in pedagogy […]