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 […]

Welcome, New Teachers!

We are delighted to announce that we have filled all of our vacancies! Please join us in welcoming new faces — and some familiar faces in new roles — as the school year begins. Rachel Waddell will be joining us as our new Strings teacher. Dr. Waddell is currently the Associate Conductor of the Canton […]

Expanded Roles for Subject Teachers

by Tracy Edwards On behalf of the Administrative Faculty I hope you are enjoying the summer with your families! We are looking forward to seeing all of you very soon and officially welcoming our new first graders to the grades. This summer has been very busy. The Administrative Faculty has been looking closely at the […]

Royse Crall Speaking at GAR Educator Conference

Spring Garden’s own, Ms. Royse Crall, will be a speaker at the GAR Foundation’s Annual Educator Conference on October 6, 2016.  The GAR Foundation’s Annual Educator Conference brings together K-12 educators from Summit County to provide teachers and schools with innovative strategies for student engagement and success. Royse has been chosen to speak to all the attendees […]

Girls On The Run Returns

We are extremely excited to announce the return of Girls on the Run to Spring Garden! Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. The organization’s curricula seek […]

SGWS Back-to-School Event Guide

There are many fun activities both preceding and during the first week of school. You can find the Interactive School Calendar HERE for the latest events, which can be downloaded to your calendar.  Click here for our traditional PDF year-long calendar for a one-stop, full-year look at all the school year’s ongoing events. Here are a few […]

Waldorf School Supplies – Outerwear

If you haven’t received it already, you will soon get your student’s back to school supply list. Along with the usual pencils and paper and folders, you may notice some less usual, outwear requests. Welcome to the world of outdoor play, EVERY day! If you’re new to the Waldorf school scene (or even if you’re […]

Summer Work Day Opportunities

Many hands make light work! Work days are our most effective way to accomplish larger scale projects. This is why we require 20% of your service hours, of the 30 hours of volunteering required, be work days.  Work days also help project planning and completion, help build community, and show the children what’s involved in supporting the school. […]