Parent Talk: Transitioning to Spring Garden

  “It’s not about creating cookie-cutter versions of who they think they should be, but about guiding them to simply be the best version of themselves.” We spoke with SGWS parent, Barb Beaty, about her family’s experience having their child, Chelle, transfer into Spring Garden Waldorf from a local public school system in the third […]

Open House: Sunday, April 9th at 1:00

Spring Garden Open Houses are a unique opportunity to learn more about Waldorf Education and our school. Our upcoming open house is Sunday, April 9th from 1-3 pm. Drop into our welcoming school community for self guided tours to see student work, visit classrooms and speak with faculty, staff and current parents. Enrollment is still available for […]

Lessons in Woodworking

  In a recent note to parents, our woodworking teacher, Mr. Frank Vargo, shared a very insightful story about what woodworking teaches our students here at Spring Garden.  As you might guess, it’s not just about making beautiful items out of wood. I had the opportunity to speak for a moment about our woodworking curriculum […]

Classroom Tours – March 8th

All are welcome to Spring Garden’s upcoming In-Session Classroom tours on Wednesday, March 8th, at 9 am.  REGISTER HERE or Email our Admissions Director, Amy Hecky, at admissions@sgws.org. Our “Walk Through The Grades” day provides parents a unique opportunity to see how our teachers employ this innovative approach to education. You will see our students as they learn […]

Waldorf and Music Training

The influence of music training on learning has long been cultivated in Waldorf Education, where musical instrument training begins in Grade 1 with pentatonic flutes and moves to stringed instruments by Grade 4. Students also receive choral training, study music reading and notation, and learn Solfege. Researchers at the University of Vermont College of Medicine found […]

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 […]

Making the Transition to First Grade

Kristen Oberhaus, our current first grade main lesson teacher, will give a presentation for parents regarding the transition from kindergarten to first grade.  Kristen has the unique experience of having been an assistant in the kindergarten program for a number of years and is our current first grade class teacher.  She will share with parents […]

Thursday Class Meetings Start Tonight

Class meetings are an important time for parents and teachers. Families learn about their child’s specific classroom curriculum, social dynamics and plan for upcoming activities. Please plan to attend your upcoming Class Meeting! January 19: Class Meetings – Grades 1,3,5,7 – 7PM January 26: Class Meetings – Grades 2,4,6,8 – 7PM February 2: Class Meetings […]