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%) or sciences/math (42%) as an undergraduate
- Graduates or is about to graduate from college (88%)
- Practices and values life-long learning (91%)
- Is self-reliant and highly values self-confidence (94%)
- Highly values verbal expression (93%) and critical thinking (92%)
- Is highly satisfied in choice of occupation (89%)
- Highly values interpersonal relationships (96%)
- Highly values tolerance of other viewpoints (90%)
- At work cares most about ethical principles (82%) and values helping others (82%)
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 GOTR Cleveland/Akron Newsletter:
“Old Trail Coach Lisa Meranti said that Sarah is an awesome runner and brings that enthusiasm to practice every day. ‘Not only is Sarah already in tune with the Girls on the Run message, but she is also able to share that positive energy with the girls on the team,” Lisa said. “Sarah is an incredible role model for these girls. She is confident, enjoys the good things about life, makes wise decisions, is able to communicate her wants and needs and lives a healthy and active lifestyle. Basically, Sarah is a Girl on the Run!’”
In that same newsletter Sarah shares: “The GOTR lessons that really struck me the most were the ones about how to be your own person and how no one can force you to do or believe anything you don’t want to. I love seeing all these young girls gain a better understanding of life and how to present themselves.” Sarah said.
Read the article about Sarah HERE at the GOTRGS Newsletter.
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 more examples of Max’s work by reading His Blog at The Legal Intelligencer.
Ed is an industrial designer for Bresslergroup and was recently featured in Wired Magazine for his creative work redesigning each of the flags for the 50 states to represent a more “United” States. You can view the images of his flags and hear more from Ed about the process of the United We Stand redesign project HERE.
Congratulations to both of these successful, creative brothers!
Filmmaker and Director, Erin Brown, started off at our very own Spring Garden Waldorf School in Northeast Ohio. In fact, on her website, http://workbyerinbrown.com/, 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 an impressive list of clients including ABC Family, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and Skinny Cow. Erin has won 9 awards from the Open Frame Film Festival and is currently working on her second feature film, Honeychild, which she describes as, “A documentary about a former child prostitute’s journey across America with her daughter as she recounts her struggle for survival in the 1970′s sex trade.”
We are very proud to have been an influence in this accomplished young woman’s life. Congratulations, Erin!
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 Emory Center for Ethics is, “to engage the Emory University student body with Atlanta non-profits as co-creators of thought-provoking collaborative art projects designed to address important social issues in Atlanta based on proposals by Artist Facilitators.”
Aubrey was chosen by a panel consisting of the Director of the Ethics & the Arts Program, Carlton Mackey, the Director of the Ethics & Servant Leadership Program, Dr. Edward Queen, and a representative of (sponsor) Southwest Airlines. In addition to creating an art project about a pressing social issue in Atlanta, Aubrey will work with the other chosen participants to create a white paper, “describing the impact of the social issues their projects seek to address on the Atlanta community, and the ways in which their projects address said issues.”
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 to Spring Garden Waldorf during the 2013/2014 school year and experience, first hand, the learning style that is garnering so much attention.
- October 9, 2013 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- November 10, 2013 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- November 13, 2013 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- January 12, 2014 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- January 15, 2014– Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- February 12, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- March 12, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- April 9, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- April, 13, 2014 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- May 14, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
Watch the most recent news, below, about Waldorf Education from Sanjay Gupta MD at CNN. And if you’re interested in learning more, sign up for a visit using the form below.