Why We Chose Waldorf

We asked Sarah and Richard Shorten why they chose Spring Garden and Waldorf Education for their son, Quinn, after they moved their family from California to Ohio. Their thoughtful answer is below. This is a complicated time to raise a child.  Parents hear about teaching empathy and fostering a passion for life-long learning, but it’s […]

Why We Chose Waldorf

Amber and Bryan Matheson have a first-grader just beginning his eight-year journey with Mr. Gannon. We asked them what led to their decision to choose Waldorf Education and Spring Garden. Here’s their answer!  We chose Spring Garden because how can you say “no” to a school where every Wednesday the four and five-year-olds bake bread, […]

Alumni Student Panel – Jan. 10th

We are proud of our graduates and invite you to join us for an evening of conversation with our alumni. Join us as they tell their stories and answer your questions at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Questions such as: How do Waldorf students transition to high school? Are they academically prepared? Can they […]

SGWS 8th Graders Make Art for Social Justice

Spring Garden Waldorf School eighth graders are proud participants in the art exhibit, “Can You Hear Me?” The exhibit seeks to bring awareness and promote social change in school communities by highlighting important issues school students face both at school and in larger society. This annual exhibit is part of the Leading for Social Justice […]

Register Now for Winter Parent Child Classes

Parents and children, ages 18 months to 4 years old, join together in a class that is held mostly outdoors and imitates the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf early childhood class experience. Learn More about our Parent Child Classes by Clicking Here. Register Below for a Winter Parent Child Class of your choice, Starting January:  […]

Spring Garden Welcomes Dr. Chirakos

We are pleased to announce that Dr. JoAnn Chirakos has joined our staff as Educational Services Coordinator. Dr. Chirakos will work closely with the Educational Support Team, providing input as a school psychologist and administrative support to the team. The focus of this new role will be to collaborate with faculty, parents, and other professionals […]

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 […]