SGWS Alumni April Brown

We sat down with alumni April Brown to talk about how her education at Spring Garden is serving her adult life personally and professionally. April attended our Preschool, left for a bit, and returned for grades 3-7. When asked about what she remembers about her childhood education at SGWS, April says she has fond memories: […]

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 […]

Catching up with Alumni: Emma Hunko-Haynack

  After graduating from SGWS in 2007, Emma went to Copley High School and then went off to Ohio State for her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She is currently in her first year of a Masters of Human Resource Management at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and is planning to graduate in May 2018. She […]

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 […]

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 the […]

Annual Giving Alumni Challenge Grant

Great News!  We have a $2,500 challenge grant for our Annual Giving Campaign! Now we need your support. Generous alumni parents have pledged a $2,500 challenge grant (1% of our overall goal) to our Annual Giving Campaign WHEN we receive 100% parent participation in the campaign. Why is 100% participation important enough for alumni parents to support it […]

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 […]