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 […]

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 […]