Meet Class One Teacher, Kristen Oberhaus

We sat down with our new Class One teacher at SGWS, Kristen Oberhaus, to ask her a few questions about her life and love of teaching. Welcome to our new first grade teacher! What is your favorite quote about teaching or education? I have lots, but currently, but my favorite is: “EVERYBODY IS A GENIUS. […]

The Waldorf, One Teacher Paradigm

The key to education is human connection and in Waldorf education this is uniquely fostered by students typically having one main teacher for a portion, or all, of their elementary school years. While this custom seems strange in modern times, it was common in the past within small communities. Waldorf Educators see many benefits to […]

June Parent Child Classes at Spring Garden

What are you doing with your little ones this summer? Consider the Spring Garden Waldorf Parent Child Classes held weekly for seven weeks, 9:30-Noon, on either Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. Classes start June 9,10 & 11 and parents register for the day of their choice. Parents and children (ages 18 months to 4 years old) join together […]

A Rewarding 2016 Track Season

by Nancy Stewart The 2016 SGWS Jaguars Track and Field season has come to a close. The season was filled with record breaking performances by almost all of the athletes. Several athletes set new school records for Spring Garden: 8th graders Anycia Jimenez and Megan May, 7th graders Catherine Greer, Dominic Denney, Eric Huber, Ian Matias, […]

The Waldorf Class 5 Pentathlon

  Waldorf fifth graders across the U.S. gather together once a year to compete in a Greek Pentathlon.  It is a coming-of-age competition and a celebration of grace, athleticism, sportsmanship and the upcoming independence of adolescence. Waldorf students study Greek history at the end of their fifth grade year, learning about the Gods and myths […]

Seventh Grade Renaissance Faire

This Friday, Spring Garden Waldorf will host its annual Waldorf Renaissance Faire for seventh graders from our own school and also Waldorf Schools from Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. Seventh graders in Waldorf Education study the Renaissance, which appropriately appeals to the emerging adolescent. After all, the Renaissance era’s innovative thinkers were voracious learners, […]

Making the Transition to First Grade 

Please join us on Thursday, March 24, to learn more about the Waldorf First Grade curriculum.   Mrs. Andrea Zeno, an experienced Waldorf teacher and the current first grade class teacher, has graciously offered to give a talk for all parents.  Her talk will cover how skills and curriculum are approached in the first grade.  This […]

Coffee & Conversation: History Comes Alive!

  Join us Wednesday, March 23rd at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. as we learn about History Curriculum and Approach for Grades 1 – 8 from experienced Waldorf teacher, Royse Crall. Royse is also the current Class 8 teacher. She will present the path of the history curriculum in Waldorf education and outline how we […]

Student Academic Support at SGWS

The multidisciplinary, age-appropriate curriculum in Waldorf Education helps meet individual student’s needs and unlock each child’s true potential.  Since each child is unique and learns best in different ways, we offer an Educational Support Team (EST) to help give extra attention to the learning needs of struggling students. The EST at Spring Garden is made […]

On The Matter of Mud – Why Waldorf Kids Get Dirty

  “We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.” – David Suzuki The National Wildlife Federation has essentially created a whitepaper on dirt to explain and encourage […]