IOWA Testing at Spring Garden

While the majority of the assessments at Spring Garden Waldorf school are done through observation and without formal testing, we do administer the IOWA Test of Basic Skills once a year, to 4th through 8th graders, for specific academic feedback. The unique unfolding of the Waldorf curriculum through the grades creates some discrepancies between the […]

Making the Transition to First Grade

Kristen Oberhaus, our current first grade main lesson teacher, will give a presentation for parents regarding the transition from kindergarten to first grade.  Kristen has the unique experience of having been an assistant in the kindergarten program for a number of years and is our current first grade class teacher.  She will share with parents […]

Walk Through The Grades – Feb.8th

All are welcome to Spring Garden’s upcoming Walk Through The Grades Day — Wednesday, February 8th, 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 […]

SGWS Employment Opportunities

  Our families are our best referral for new students and employees! Please share the following opportunities for anyone that may be interested. Administrative Assistant Duties include providing customer service, managing electronic and paper files, school correspondence and calendars, providing first aid to students, answering phones and providing administrative support to faculty and staff. Applicants […]

State of the School February 7th at 6:30 pm

Please join us, February 7th at 6:30 pm, as we gather as a community to hear from the Board, Faculty, and Administration. This meeting, about the state of our growing school, is an opportunity to actively learn more about Spring Garden and participate in conversation relevant to the school community. Parental involvement in a child’s education helps learning […]

Thursday Class Meetings Start Tonight

Class meetings are an important time for parents and teachers. Families learn about their child’s specific classroom curriculum, social dynamics and plan for upcoming activities. Please plan to attend your upcoming Class Meeting! January 19: Class Meetings – Grades 1,3,5,7 – 7PM January 26: Class Meetings – Grades 2,4,6,8 – 7PM February 2: Class Meetings […]

Open House: Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 1:00

Spring Garden Open Houses are a unique opportunity to learn more about Waldorf Education and our school. Our upcoming open house is Sunday, January 22nd from 1-3 pm. Drop into our welcoming school community for self guided tours to see student work, visit classrooms and speak with faculty, staff and current parents. Enrollment is still available […]

The Spiral of Light

One of Spring Garden’s most beautiful festivals has arrived: The Spiral of Light. This calm, reflective and musical event is an experience in how one’s inner light glows forth, even at this time of extreme darkness. As singers fill a darkened room with music, each child follows a spiral path of evergreens to a central, […]

Annual Giving Alumni Challenge Grant

Great News!  We have a $2,500 challenge grant for our Annual Giving Campaign! Now we need your support. Generous alumni parents have pledged a $2,500 challenge grant (1% of our overall goal) to our Annual Giving Campaign WHEN we receive 100% parent participation in the campaign. Why is 100% participation important enough for alumni parents to support it […]

Time for Ski Club Sign Up

by Michael West, Ski Club Advisor SGWS Ski Club Returns! It’s time to hit the slopes! Spring Garden Ski Club is the perfect way to get out and have fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never skied or snowboarded before or if you’re a downhill pro. Through the ski club, hitting the slopes is affordable […]