Parent Talk: Transitioning to Spring Garden

  “It’s not about creating cookie-cutter versions of who they think they should be, but about guiding them to simply be the best version of themselves.” We spoke with SGWS parent, Barb Beaty, about her family’s experience having their child, Chelle, transfer into Spring Garden Waldorf from a local public school system in the third […]

Chris Connelly Wins Alumni Award

At this year’s 29th Annual Benefit Auction, April 22nd at The Tangier in Akron, Spring Garden Waldorf School will honor and award an alumni who has made a difference and brought about positive change in the world. This award, “The Waldorf Difference,” is being given to Akron native and NPR reporter, Christopher Connelly. Chris was […]

Why We Do Auction Class Projects

  Sometimes, parents ask why the school has each class make a unique auction project for our Benefit. The simple answer is that they are wonderful works of art that we sell at the live auction! The projects often raise large sums, but there are many other reasons we support the creation of student art […]

Spring Garden Auction FAQ

Have questions about the upcoming Spring Garden Waldorf School Auction? We hope you find the answers below in our Frequently Asked Questions.   Q: What is The Auction? A: The Benefit Auction at Spring Garden Waldorf School is one of two major fundraisers that take place each year. We come together to support our school […]

Open House: Sunday, April 9th 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, April 9th 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 for […]

The Spring Garden Tree

  Have you seen the beautiful tree in our lobby? This art installation, which will recognize donors to our Raise the Roof Capital Campaign, is a collaborative creation of a local business and several local artists, including an artist from our parent community. The work began with a drawing from our go-to creative designer, Susan […]

Auction Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird Auction tickets are now available! Click here to purchase your tickets now. Our Early Bird price is good until April 1st. The 2017 Annual Auction Benefit is Saturday, April 22, at The Tangier at 532 W. Market St. in Akron. This $65 entry includes an Open Bar and Tapas Buffet dinner. The event […]

Classroom Tours – March 8th

All are welcome to Spring Garden’s upcoming In-Session Classroom tours on Wednesday, March 8th, at 9 am.  REGISTER HERE or Email our Admissions Director, Amy Hecky, at admissions@sgws.org. Our “Walk Through The Grades” day provides parents a unique opportunity to see how our teachers employ this innovative approach to education. You will see our students as they learn […]

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 […]