Spring Garden Waldorf School accepts Ed Choice scholarship students. Families must apply and be accepted to Spring Garden before they can apply for one of the state-funded scholarships. Scholarship applications are accepted between February and April and are now available to students who attend a low-performing public school.
The Ohio Department of Education offers the Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program. This program was created to provide students from underperforming public schools with the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The Ed Choice Scholarship provides up to 60,000 state funded scholarships to students who attend low performing public school buildings. The scholarship must be used to attend private schools that meet requirement for program participation. Spring Garden Waldorf School is a participant in this program.
For the 2015-16 school year, EdChoice Scholarships will also be available to incoming kindergartners, first grade students, and second grade students whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The application process is open now. Please click here to learn more about eligibility and the application process.
Please note if you live in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, you are not eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship.
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, art activity and story time lead by our Nursery Preschool teacher, Miss Kathy.
If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 4, you are invited to join us for a sample preschool morning on March 21st from 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
This experience is offered to you at no cost, but you must register as space is limited. Please click below to register.
Age 3-4, March 21: Register Now!
As a special offer, parents who choose to apply for preschool following this experience will be discounted the application fee ($70). Have questions or need more information? Please contact Amy Hecky at email@example.com.
Dear SGWS Parents,
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Spring Garden Waldorf School will host its 26th Annual Benefit, Come Together – Heads, Hearts, and Hands. Our benefit will be held once again at the historic Greystone Hall in downtown Akron.
This event is a very fun evening and a great opportunity to invite friends and family to support SGWS. Mark your calendars and plan to purchase early bird tickets when they go on sale in February.
The Annual Benefit is our school’s biggest fundraiser and we need the support of our parent community to be successful in meeting our goal of raising $36,000.
We work to limit our fundraising to the Annual Giving Campaign and the Annual Benefit. We ask that each family support both of these important fundraisers that provide money to our general operating budget and help keep SGWS tuition costs one of the lowest of all Waldorf schools in the US.
This year we are asking each family to do at least one of the following in support of the event:
- Donate an item or service to the event. Consider the following ideas:
- Handmade items are always popular at our auction
- Donate a service to the auction. Babysitting, class lunches, a dessert a month for the year, custom outings/experiences for children or adults are some examples.
- Gift certificates to restaurants and for experiences are very popular. Consider soliciting one from your favorite local business, or ask Sandy Conley for some suggestions for businesses you can solicit.
- Solicit an ad or sponsorship from a business that you frequent.
Please click here to download a copy of the procurement packet, which includes all necessary paperwork for donations, ads, and sponsorships.
Additionally, this information can be completed online using the following links:
- To make a donation: Click here
- To purchase an advertisement: Click here
- To be an Auction sponsor: Click here
You can also click here to access a very helpful FAQ document.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Conley, Auction Chair, via email or at 330-784-5298. Thank you for your support of SGWS!
As you may know, or may have learned recently when we dropped a note in your mailbox, 30 hours of volunteering is required from each of our families. Part of those hours must come from a collective work day at the school. Work days are our most effective way to accomplish larger scale projects. They also help project planning and completion, help build community, and show the children what’s involved in supporting the school. Many hands make light work.
Here is the upcoming 2015 Work Day schedule.
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