Service – The 100 Hour Club 

By Hazel Emery, M.Ed. Our school is supported by the time and talents of many volunteers. The volunteer efforts of our community help to reduce costs, accomplish projects more quickly, and support the festival life of the school. Service hours also help us to demonstrate to foundations and other funders the level of support coming from […]

School Shopping – Are You Ready?

At Waldorf we do outdoor play every day!  What does this mean?  It means school supply lists are less about the right markers and more about outdoor gear. Sometimes, big box stores don’t have rain pants, boots and rain jackets this time of year. Many parents go to thrift shops or swap with other Waldorf […]

Combating the Summer Slide… Waldorf Style

You’ve joined your library’s reading challenge and bought a workbook for math facts, but here are some Waldorf-inspired ways to help your children get the most out of summer and stay sharp. Take a Hike Not only is hiking fun for the whole family, but according to this University of Michigan study, it boosts cognitive […]

Cob Oven Workshop hosted by Alumnus

SGWS alumni, Kelly Brown, will be teaching a cob oven workshop in Akron May 3 and 4.  The two day workshop introduces participants to natural building.  In two days, they will construct a cob (traditional earthen, wood fired) oven from beginning to end with each participant leaving with the confidence to build their own backyard oven. […]

Experience Donations at the SGWS Auction

Each year local and national businesses generously donate their services and products to our school community for our silent and live auction. This year, we wanted to share some of the cool experience donations we have received — donations that entitle winning bidders to unique life adventures. Here are just a few of these wonderful […]

Ice Skating at Kent State

It’s that time of year again! On February 28, we welcome back our annual tradition of spending three Friday afternoons on the ice.   Grade One students are introduced to this tradition by their Eighth Grade Buddy, and all grades share the ice. New students find a supportive and safe environment to learn to skate, and for many […]

BIG LOVE Festival!

Spring Garden Waldorf School is proud to be a part of this Saturday’s (2/22) BIG LOVE Festival at the Downtown Akron Musica Complex at 51 E. Market Street. The FREE event, which begins at noon, will include art, music, dance, food, kid friendly crafts and spirited fun with community! Event highlights include: Performances by: Zach […]

Another Wonderful Children’s Festival

Smiling faces from wall to wall! On Saturday our halls and grounds were filled with children’s laughter, uplifting music, the delightful aromas of tasty food, and the unique joy that accompanies our annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market. Hey Mavis rocked the house! Over 700 visitors from the school and the greater Akron community joined us […]