Alumni Chosen for Jr. Leadership Akron

SGWS Alumni, Sarah Longville, has been selected as one of 50 students in the area to participate in Jr. Leadership Akron. Sarah is pictured third from the left, on a field trip learning more about Akron Children’s Hospital as part of Jr. Leadership Akron’s curriculum.   Each high school in Summit County is invited 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 […]

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 […]

Accomplished Alumni Graduating College

  Congratulations to three graduating college students and former SGWS alum. Julie Chlysta has graduated Magna Cum Laude with Degrees in Anthropology and French from Kent State University. Briana Edgerton has earned her degree in Geology from Allegheny College. And Hannah Schurr has received a Masters in Managerial and Leadership Communication Studies from Edinboro University […]

Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to SGWS current students and alumni for their participation and recognition in the Scholastic Art awards competition. Current SGWS student, Cameron Knotek-Black and alumnus Kira Cseak, Caroline Edwards, Emma Hecky and Grace Hecky all received awards. Winning students could receive three types of recognition for their work. Honorable Mention: Artwork demonstrating creative potential. Silver […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alumni Thespians in the News

Three accomplished SGWS graduates — Sarah Caley, Jerome Hume, and Alec Soudry — are performing this week in the Archbishop Hoban High School Theater Series performance of ‘The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail.’ Jerome is playing the part of Waldo, Sarah is Ball, and Alec is the voice of the Minister. The play is based […]

SGWS Alumni: Senior Students in the News

  Our first senior in the news is Spring Garden alumni Jenna Skye Furpahs, who graduated this year from Kent State University’s School of Fashion. Jenna displayed her design work at Kent’s 2015 fashion show, FS2: Visionnaire, which featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. Jenna’s collection “Brazen” earned both […]