The Importance of Repetition

A Message from Nursery Preschool Teacher, Kathy Miller When I see the words brain development in black and white, I feel such a tremendous responsibility for my classroom’s children. Am I providing every possible opportunity in my Nursery Preschool classroom to develop each child’s greatest potential? Thankfully, I know that what I do on a […]

Martinmas Celebration: Early Childhood

The Early Childhood classes — Miss Kathy, Miss Olga, and Miss Julie — will celebrate Martinmas with a lantern walk during the school day on Tuesday, November 11. This is a simple celebration, intended to both observe the changing of the seasons and inspire generosity of spirit. As the story goes, Martin was a prosperous […]

Wet Felting in Early Childhood Classes

Wet felting is a common handwork activity in Waldorf schools. In wet felting, combed sheep’s wool (sometimes called “roving”) is soaked in warm, soapy water, then kneaded so the individual wool strands break down and combine into felt. Wet felting offers unlimited potential for creativity, as the felt can be manipulated and shaped in many […]

Fall Parent Child Classes

  Our Parent / Child classes offer a warm, enriching environment for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Parents are nearby to observe and interact as their children are guided through the morning by the gentle rhythm of circle time, creative play, snack and story time. Parents are encouraged to discuss child development […]

Early Childhood Drop Off

  School begins on Tuesday, August 26th! If you’re new to Spring Garden, and even if you’re not, here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Early Childhood drop off.   What is The Meadow? The Meadow is the Early Childhood only play area for our students in Pre-K and K classes. It is behind the […]

Preschool Day at Spring Garden

Curious about Waldorf preschool for your 3-4 year old child? Want to come and try a sample morning with your child? Here’s the chance! August 4th from 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m., join us to experience the rhythmic, warm, sensory-rich experience of a Waldorf Early Childhood class. On this day, you can join your child and walk […]

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 […]