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Class plays teach life skills and invigorate subject lessons as an important part of Waldorf education. Find out why class plays are an important part of Waldorf education.

Parent Chat: The Talk: October 16th, Tamarind Hall 6:30 pm

Mark your calendars for The Talk: October 16th, Tamarind Hall 6:30 pm

Today, children often get introduced to sexual themes earlier and earlier. It is a challenge to figure out how to create an open environment at home to have honest, age-appropriate, and value based conversation about human sexuality. We believe that adults need to lead the conversations, not media or peers.

The Seventh Grade and the International Climate Strike

Sign displays the slogan: Only Fossils Like Fossil Fuels

During the international climate student strike on Friday, September 20th, Mr. Ciofalo’s 7th grade took Robert Frost’s poem—about taking the load less traveled—to heart and participated in their own way. The main lesson began with a recap of what they had learned during their Environmental Science block about the climate crisis from their 6th-grade year. The 7th grade then watched an interview from Democracy Now with the heroic Swedish leader of the climate strike, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, to warm them up for their own interview.

Let Children Get Bored Again

Cold weather weekends are the perfect time to do... nothing. 

"Boredom is something to experience rather than hastily swipe away... boredom is useful. It’s good for you. 
Things happen when you’re bored... Boredom teaches you to respond constructively, to make something happen for yourself. But unless we are faced with a steady diet of stultifying boredom, we never learn how."

Waldorf Admissions Assessments

Following a tour of our school, many parents bring their children in for classroom visitations. These mini immersions offer additional, valuable feedback about a child's academic readiness from veteran teachers and experts.

 

"They nailed her personality and her learning style and had a dialogue with me about her that was just spot on... and this was 45 minutes after meeting her." https://www.detroitwaldorf.org/media/1/15/2014-2 (Video by the Detroit Waldorf School)

Teach and LEARN

Wow! Waldorf education continues to touch lives across the globe! 

 

"Yukta Mookhey, Miss India/ Miss World 1999, says she has found her real calling here in Pune— a city that has brought her closer to nature and prepped her to embark on her new career as an educationist, traversing the path laid out by Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy." http://ow.ly/LC8730nkZsZ

Learning Empathy Starts at Home

The year is still young, and February is the perfect time to "find small, daily ways to practice sharing." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/magazine/how-to-get-preschoolers-to-s...

Black History Month 2019

Representation matters. As a Maryland Green School, we celebrate the People of Color that are vital to the history of America's Great Outdoors! http://ow.ly/Kayi30lolZ8

(Poster by African American Nature & Parks Experience.)

AIMS Student Art Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum

We are proud to take part in this year's annual Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS) Student Art Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum!

Our school is represented by three hand-painted silk scarves created by 8th graders Elan, JX, and Larsen. A reception will be held on February 3rd from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to close out the show.  http://ow.ly/DK3h30nqFd4 

Is Social-Emotional Learning the Foundation Of Success?

Q. Is social-emotional learning the foundation of success? ​

A. "Focusing on social and emotional skills is correlated with graduation rates, academic success, career success, mental health and citizen engagement... learning as much about good social and emotional behavior as you do about reading, writing and arithmetic is directly beneficial to virtually every aspect of the human experience." http://ow.ly/hJRm30nhAx3