Spring Garden Open House Nov. 6th

Join us Sunday, November 6th, at 1 p.m. for our first Open House of the school year. Drop into our welcoming school community for self guided tours to see student work, visit classrooms and speak with faculty, staff and current parents. Click Here to Register. We are the only accredited Waldorf school in Northeast Ohio and seek to educate […]

Student’s Grow Produce for Hattie’s Food Hub

SGWS students are growing and harvesting food from the school garden for Hattie’s Food Hub. The Hub is an innovative Hattie Larlham farm-to-table work training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities which also serves a need in the Akron community for access to fresh, local food through its fresh market. As a part of […]

Be a Children’s Festival Vendor

Planning is well under way for the Annual Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market at Spring Garden Waldorf School. The event will take place this year on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This unique event brings over 700 attendees to our school for a magical blend of creative activities, enchanted attractions, great […]

School Catalog Party Nov. 2, 3 & 8

Our annual  School Store Catalog Party will be held November 2nd, 3rd and 8th this year between 8:30-12:15 and 2:30 to 5:30. We’ll be accepting pre-payment by cash, check or MCA. Start your holiday shopping early and get great gift ideas from companies such as… Grimm’s Toys, Sarah’s Silks, Camden Rose Toys, Brown Sheep Yarn, Steiner Books, Sunbeam Candles, […]

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Celebration

Parent Council will be hosting a Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the SGWS Oval, and a Pumpkin Carving Event Thursday, October 27, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m at the Sportsmen’s Club Pavilion next to SGWS. For The Pumpkin Carving Event Thurs. 8/27 @ 3:30: Please sign up for this event. A […]

A Guide to Service & Work Hours at SGWS

Service Hours at SGWS At Spring Garden Waldorf School, all families are asked to contribute to the school through Service Hours. Service Hours not only offset operating costs for the school, they also offer opportunities to build the community and deepen families’ sense of belonging. The number of service hours each family is obligated to […]

Michaelmas Festival Schedule

In the Grades: Our Michaelmas Festival begins at 12:45 with our tradition of flying kites in the field behind the school. Parents are welcome to observe the kite flying; however, the students have been thoughtfully paired up, and they are to remain with their partners and should not be with their parents during kite flying. […]

Dr. Rachel Waddell — New Strings Teacher

Dr. Rachel L. Waddell has joined the Spring Garden Waldorf School Faculty as the new head of the orchestra program. Dr. Waddell also currently serves as the Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann, where she conducts the orchestra’s pops and educational programs, and guest conducts on MasterWorks performances. Waddell […]

Neuroscience and Waldorf Education with Joshua Magleby, Ph.D.

“Neuroscience and Waldorf Education” Wednesday, September 28 – 7:00 p.m. only Please join us to hear neuropsychologist Dr. Joshua Magleby speak about neuroscience and the ways in which Waldorf education supports brain development. Please email Amy Hecky to Register. Registration is required for this free event.Dr. Magleby is a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological and […]

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 […]