Alumni Writes Winning Essay about SGWS Teacher

This Saturday, April 12th, SGWS alumni, Sarah Welton, will be honored for her winning essay about Spring Garden Waldorf teacher Marie Paul. The My Favorite Teacher contest, sponsored by Barnes and Noble, declared Sarah the winner of the 9-12 grade essayist category for her entry about her Spring Garden Class 1-8 teacher. In addition to be […]

Spring Garden Honors Alumni Laura Wallerstein

At this year’s  25th Annual Benefit Auction, March 22, at Greystone Hall, Spring Garden Waldorf School will honor 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’s own Laura Wallerstein for her participation as a Board Member with Big […]

Alumni Invites the Pope to Dinner

As reported earlier this week by The Akron Beacon Journal, Katie Wagner, along with her fellow Walsh University students studying abroad in Rome, was able to hand a dinner invitation to Pope Francis. Katie and fellow students got to St. Peter’s square at 6 a.m. for a good spot and when the Pope stopped near […]

Alumni On

Since our ever-popular Alumni section gets much attention here on the blog, we decided to conglomerate those posts and create a page on our website. Here’s the link:  Our new Page Contents are also below for easy reading. We are SO proud of all our alumni. Great job everyone! Nate Howe Northeast Ohio native and […]

What Happens to Waldorf Graduates?

There is a Survey of Waldorf Graduates Phase 2, by Douglas Gerwin and David Mitchell, Full Study Here, published by The Research Institute for Waldorf Education. We recently read the 2007 study and thought our parents would find these pieces of information particularly interesting.   Profile of a Typical Waldorf Graduate Majors in arts/humanities (47%) […]

Sarah Caley is Junior Coach for Girls on the Run

After participating in Girls on the Run for two seasons, SGWS 7th grader, Sarah Caley, is becoming a Junior Coach to give back to the organization that gave her a great community experience.  Sarah is a Junior Coach for the Girls on The Run (GOTR) team at Old Trail school in Bath. According to the […]

The Mitchell Brothers Make Us Proud

Spring Garden Waldorf grads, Max and Ed Mitchell, are doing great work out in the world. Max is a reporter for The Legal Intelligencer, which is the oldest law journal in the United States. Here is a recent article written by Max and picked up by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette or you can read many […]

SGWS Alumni, Erin Brown, is LA Film Director

Filmmaker and Director, Erin Brown, started off at our very own Spring Garden Waldorf School in Northeast Ohio. In fact, on her website,, she says, “… [my] Waldorf grade school education taught me the importance of artistic expression and individual identity.” Erin creates and directs commercials, music videos, films and more having worked with […]

Alumni chosen for Art and Social Engagement Project

SGWS graduate, Aubrey Tingler, is one of 9-12 students across all of Emory University chosen to work with a local Atlanta artist to create an art installation focused on prominent social issues. She was chosen via competitive application to be a participant in Emory University’s Art and Social Engagement Project, whose purpose according to the […]

CNN Feature Segment on Waldorf Education

The Waldorf private school system has piqued the interest of  National Public Radio, the New York Times, and CNN. The New York Times calls Waldorf education, “a teaching philosophy focused on physical activity and learning through creative, hands-on tasks.” CNN says, “It’s true that most people learn by doing. That’s the innovative approach of a Waldorf education.” Come […]