SGWS Students Make Art for Social Justice

Spring Garden Waldorf Eighth graders are proud participants in the art exhibit, “Build Bridges, Not Walls” — a timely call for people to create inclusive social and political spaces, both in and out of school communities. The Akron Art Museum will showcase the exhibit on Tuesday December 8th, from 5:30-8:30, in a free event open […]

The Waldorf Class Play

Parents of Waldorf students get to see their children perform a play every spring. But why? Don’t tell the kids, but it’s not just for fun. Class plays are grounded in each grade’s individual curriculum and the appropriate developmental level of the students. Students act out what they’ve learned throughout the year in the language […]

Students Learn Math Running a Business

Spring Garden Sixth Graders get a taste for entrepreneurship and a thorough grasp of business math during their Business Math Main Lesson Block.  Collaboration, innovation and teamwork abound during this 6 weeks as students work together to develop, create, market and sell products at the Annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market. In Waldorf Education, experiential […]

What Will You See at Walk Through The Grades?

All are welcome to Spring Garden’s upcoming Walk Through The Grades Day — Wednesday, November 9th, at 9 am.  REGISTER HERE or Email our Admissions Director, Amy Hecky, at admissions@sgws.org. Spring Garden is part of the long­standing Waldorf tradition, drawing attention for what the New York Times calls, “a teaching philosophy focused on physical activity and learning […]

Student’s Grow Produce for Hattie’s Food Hub

SGWS students are growing and harvesting food from the school garden for Hattie’s Food Hub. The Hub is an innovative Hattie Larlham farm-to-table work training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities which also serves a need in the Akron community for access to fresh, local food through its fresh market. As a part of […]

The Importance of Fairy Tales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein So, why do Waldorf Educators read fairy tales to our early childhood and primary school students? Because fairy tales are imaginative stories with rich visual and contextual elements that […]

Dr. Rachel Waddell — New Strings Teacher

Dr. Rachel L. Waddell has joined the Spring Garden Waldorf School Faculty as the new head of the orchestra program. Dr. Waddell also currently serves as the Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann, where she conducts the orchestra’s pops and educational programs, and guest conducts on MasterWorks performances. Waddell […]

Michaelmas in The Waldorf Tradition

In Waldorf education, we celebrate Michaelmas — a traditional Christian celebration of the Archangel St. Michael — observed in the Northern Hemisphere since Roman times on September 29th and typically honored by a feast. Michaelmas is also held around the equinox and has been associated with the beginning of fall and the darker, colder days […]

Class Meetings: Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6

The best education is one where a child’s parents are deeply invested; not only in the outcome, but in the everyday experience. That’s why Spring Garden offers class meetings for parents. These meetings are an important time for families to come and learn about Waldorf methods, to understand their child’s specific classroom curriculum and dynamics, and […]

Off to Camp Y-Noah

Every fall, rain or shine, Spring Garden Waldorf School takes students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 on an overnight camping trip at Camp Y-Noah. Although it’s great fun and inspires camaraderie, there are academic and developmental reasons we take our older students camping. Academic: Children get to go horseback riding, canoeing, and climbing, and […]