Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Celebration

Parent Council will be hosting a Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the SGWS Oval, and a Pumpkin Carving Event Thursday, October 27, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m at the Sportsmen’s Club Pavilion next to SGWS. For The Pumpkin Carving Event Thurs. 8/27 @ 3:30: Please sign up for this event. A […]

A Guide to Service & Work Hours at SGWS

Service Hours at SGWS At Spring Garden Waldorf School, all families are asked to contribute to the school through Service Hours. Service Hours not only offset operating costs for the school, they also offer opportunities to build the community and deepen families’ sense of belonging. The number of service hours each family is obligated to […]

Michaelmas Festival Schedule

In the Grades: Our Michaelmas Festival begins at 12:45 with our tradition of flying kites in the field behind the school. Parents are welcome to observe the kite flying; however, the students have been thoughtfully paired up, and they are to remain with their partners and should not be with their parents during kite flying. […]

Dr. Rachel Waddell — New Strings Teacher

Dr. Rachel L. Waddell has joined the Spring Garden Waldorf School Faculty as the new head of the orchestra program. Dr. Waddell also currently serves as the Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann, where she conducts the orchestra’s pops and educational programs, and guest conducts on MasterWorks performances. Waddell […]

Neuroscience and Waldorf Education with Joshua Magleby, Ph.D.

“Neuroscience and Waldorf Education” Wednesday, September 28 – 7:00 p.m. only Please join us to hear neuropsychologist Dr. Joshua Magleby speak about neuroscience and the ways in which Waldorf education supports brain development. Please email Amy Hecky to Register. Registration is required for this free event.Dr. Magleby is a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological and […]

Michaelmas in The Waldorf Tradition

In Waldorf education, we celebrate Michaelmas — a traditional Christian celebration of the Archangel St. Michael — observed in the Northern Hemisphere since Roman times on September 29th and typically honored by a feast. Michaelmas is also held around the equinox and has been associated with the beginning of fall and the darker, colder days […]

Class Meetings: Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6

The best education is one where a child’s parents are deeply invested; not only in the outcome, but in the everyday experience. That’s why Spring Garden offers class meetings for parents. These meetings are an important time for families to come and learn about Waldorf methods, to understand their child’s specific classroom curriculum and dynamics, and […]

School Store News

Drop into the school store before and after school daily for coffee, tea, comradery and shopping! Would you like to get involved with the school store? There are a lot of great volunteer opportunities and consignment opportunities for makers of all kinds. Be sure and read the Tuesday notes for school store updates and special […]

Off to Camp Y-Noah

Every fall, rain or shine, Spring Garden Waldorf School takes students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 on an overnight camping trip at Camp Y-Noah. Although it’s great fun and inspires camaraderie, there are academic and developmental reasons we take our older students camping. Academic: Children get to go horseback riding, canoeing, and climbing, and […]

The Waldorf Rose Ceremony

At Spring Garden, like at all Waldorf schools around the world, The Rose Ceremony takes place on the first day for all students. But this traditional event is most influential for the incoming first grade and last year students at the school. This ceremony accentuates the special significance of these years for first and eighth […]