School News

School Shopping – Are You Ready?

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

RainGearKidsAt 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 Families.  Others order these items online.  If you’re planning this approach, it’s a little more than 2 weeks before school begins, so NOW is the time for online ordering if you’d like to do standard shipping.

Here are some retailers who sell outdoor rain gear all year long:

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2014 / 2015 Open House and Tour Dates

»Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

EarlyChildhoodConcentrationSpring Garden Waldorf will host our Open Houses and Walk-Through-The-Grades Tours on the following dates this upcoming school year:

  • August 8, 2014 — Preschool Sample Day; 9 a.m.
  • August 12th, 2014 — Open House;  9 a.m.
  • August 14th, 2014 — Open House;  7 p.m.
  • October 15, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
  • November 12, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
  • November 16, 2014 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • January 11, 2015 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • January 14, 2015– Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
  • February 11, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
  • March 11, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
  • April 8, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
  • April, 26, 2015 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • May 13, 2015 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.

Our Walk-Through-the-Grades events provide parents a unique opportunity to see how our teachers employ Waldorf’s innovative, Finnish-style approach education, which gives children the opportunity to learn through a wide variety of experiences, increasing depth of understanding as well as intersecting with individual learning styles.

Our Open Houses offer a casual environment for tours of the school, where prospective parents can see the classrooms and facilities, get to know the tenets of Waldorf education, and speak with other parents, teachers and administrators about school and student experiences.

Visit us this year! Let us know you’re coming via email, call 330-666-0574 or fill out the form below.

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New Calendar / New School Year

»Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

WelcomeDinnerIt’s almost August and the kids go back to school on August 26th! Here are some August dates to keep in mind. Mark your calendar or Download ours HERE.

August 4

Office reopens (Closed starting July 25)

August 22

New Family Orientation – 6 PM

Welcome Back Dinner – 6:30 PM

Reconnect with your school community! We hope to see you all there for this adults only event, sponsored by the Parent Council.

August 25

Early Childhood Open House – 10 AMCalendar89

Young students and their families are welcome to come and get acclimated to their early childhood classroom, classmates, and teachers.

August 26

First Day of School – 8:15 to 8:30 AM drop off

Rose Ceremony – 9AM

All are welcome to watch our Grade One students formally enter the grades, with the guidance of their Grade Eight buddies.

August 29

Early Dismissal – 2 PM

For the Labor Day Weekend

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Preschool Day at Spring Garden

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Early Childhood, School News | 0 comments

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 through the rhythmic, warm, sensory filled experience of a Waldorf early childhood classroom  The morning will include circle time, bread baking and story time lead by our Nursery Preschool teacher, Miss Kathy.

This unique experience is free, but registration is required due to limited space.


As a special offer, parents who choose to apply for preschool following this experience will be discounted the application fee ($70).  Please contact if you have questions.

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It’s Not Too Late for 2014 Enrollment

»Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Come Experience the Waldorf Difference at our August Open Houses. Watch parent, Angica Weaver, a public school teacher, share why she chose Waldorf Education.


Summer Open House Tour and Q&A:

  • August 12th at 9 a.m.
  • August 14th at 7 p.m.

Register via form Below

Preschool Sampler Day:

  • August 4th at 9 a.m.

Register via form Below


Fill out my online form.
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Monster Dash Benefiting SGWS

»Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

MDashLogoRun with the monsters, or from them, in this spirited 5K run!  Sunday, October 26 2014 Beginning at 9:15 am Lock 3 Park Downtown Akron.

Register Today and Save

  • Now through September 9 – Only $20
  • September 10 – October 23 – $25
  • October 25/26 – $30
  • The first 175 participants to register for Monster Dash will receive a event shirt!
  • Kids Fun Run is Free  – pre-registration is appreciated
  • Trick or Trot is Free — pre-registration is appreciated


About the Race
Participants are encouraged to dress in costume for this timed event. Monsters may be lurking in the bushes and behind bridges – so beware! The event also includes two kids events: the Kids’ Fun Run and Trick-Or-Trot, at trick-or-treating event. Both of these events take place in Lock 3 Park.


Schedule of Events

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  • Packet Pick-Ups and day-of registration: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Location: Lock 3 Park

Sunday, October 26

  • Packet Pick-Ups and day-of registration: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
    Location: Lock 3 Park
  • Trick-Or-Trot: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Lock 3 Park
  • 5K Race: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
    Location: Towpath Trail
  • Kids’ Fun Run: 10 a.m.
    Location: Lock 3 Park
  • Awards ceremony: 10 a.m.
    Location: Lock 3 Park
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