Michaelmas 2017, Friday Sept. 29th

Our annual Michaelmas performance will take place Friday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Should there be rain, the performance will take place in the gym. A bonfire will take place after the performance with complimentary cider provided through Parent Council.  We will also host a bake sale in support of the Raise […]

Meet Our New Strings Teacher

Chauncey Aceret is joining our staff as a long-term Strings substitute.  Mr. Aceret is a classically trained cellist and most recently performed with the Grant Park, Mansfield, and Canton Symphony Orchestras. He is currently the Orchestra Personnel manager with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.  He earned his Master of Music in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy […]

Essential Elements of Waldorf Education

Spring Garden Waldorf School offers students rigorous academics in a developmentally appropriate environment. We aim to make learning enriching, relevant and meaningful to help students develop intrinsic motivation and inspire a lifetime of learning. Our approach considers and caters to each area of a child’s three-fold being — their body, mind, and unique spirit. It […]

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 […]