Public School Teacher Chooses SGWS

Many of our prospective parents wrestle with the decision of whether to send their children to a public school or to Spring Garden Waldorf School. There are many differences between public education and Waldorf education, though a general summary might be that Waldorf education places a high value on art, critical thinking, and creativity, and […]

Welcome: Waldorf Preschool Sampler Day

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 4, and are interested in learning more about Waldorf preschool, please join us for a sample preschool morning on June 20th from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. On this day, you can join your child and walk through the rhythmic, warm, sensory filled experience of a […]

Making the Transition to First Grade

Join Us! Learn More About Waldorf First Grade Curriculum When: April 8th 9 a.m.-10 a.m. or April 8th 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Mr. Gannon, an experienced Waldorf teacher, has graciously offered to give a talk for parents. His talk will cover how skills and curriculum are approached in the first grade. This is an exceptional opportunity to […]

Common Core and Your Child

Opponents call it the One-Size-Fits-All education, while supporters say it’s holding children to higher, more in-depth learning standards than current achievement tests. Common Core Standards are rolling out this year and are estimated to cost school systems millions. But what does it mean for families?   Too much, too soon, too stressful Children will be […]

Martinmas Lantern Walk

The Early Childhood classes — Miss Kathy, Miss Olga, and Miss Julie — will celebrate Martinmas with a lantern walk during the school day on Friday, November 8. The three classes will walk down to the creek together during their outdoor playtime, to sing songs and leave seeds and crumbs for the forest animals. Martinmas […]

Early Childhood Graham Crackers

Our Early Childhood Extended Care teacher, Kathy Miller, shares one of her favorite recipes from the  Morning Glory Playgroup at Prairie Hill Waldorf School. Home Made Graham Crackers Ingredients: 2 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour ½ Tsp Salt ½ Tsp Baking Powder ¼ Tsp Cinnamon 1 stick of Butter 3/4 Cup Honey   Instructions: Preheat oven to 375.  […]

Where Do You Buy Rain Pants?

Welcome to the world of outdoor play, EVERY day! Kids don’t care about rain and snow and at Spring Garden they get outside to move three times a day rain or shine, wet or dry, mud or mud. This is why Waldorf schools require proper outerwear for active kids. Unfortunately, the big box stores don’t […]

Openings Now Available in Full Day Preschool

Due to planned expansion, our wait list has cleared and we now have several new openings in our full day preschool program. Spring Garden Waldorf preschool is a nurturing day focused on fostering the small child’s imagination through storytelling, music, outdoor play and artistic activities. It is also an extension of the family experience — […]

Teacher Communication – Early Childhood

Here at Spring Garden, parents receive regular communication from class teachers about what the children are learning and what the teacher’s are observing. We wanted to give an example here on our blog of our thorough, and some might say, inspired, teacher communication. This letter is from our Extended Care, Early Childhood teacher, Kathy Miller: […]

Martinmas Lantern Festival

Last week Early Childhood celebrated Martinmas, a lantern festival celebrating the life of St. Martin and reminding us that we each have a light inside of us that we can share with the world. St. Martin was a soldier in Rome in the 4th century.  Legend says that one wintry night, he met a poor […]