Learning is Multi-Sensory. Teaching Should Be Too.

Hands on learning at City of Lakes Waldorf School

Children learn in many different ways. That’s why it is so important for teachers to bring concepts through multiple senses. At City of Lakes Waldorf School, we teach science through stories as well as outdoors in nature and in the …

Our Philosophy: More Green Time, Less Screen Time

A CLWS 5th grade student works on a Botany assignment in the school's raingarden.

A new collection of 186 studies show that high levels of time spent in nature are associated with positive mental health, cognitive functioning, and academic achievement benefits for kids, while high levels of screen time are associated with depression, anxiety, …

A Child-Centered Education, Where Kids Feel “Seen”

One of the best scientific predictors for how a child turns out, in terms of happiness, academic success, and meaningful relationships, is whether adults in their life consistently show up for them. At City of Lakes Waldorf School, our teachers …

Our Spring Soiree is Coming Up on May 22!

Our first-ever online Spring Soiree Fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, May 22! Have you booked your free tickets yet? Even on a virtual stage, you can count on creative and engaging contributions from our wonderful teachers and students. We’ll have …

Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Nelson (CLWS ’17)

Thomas Nelson graduated from Darcie Steeves’ eighth grade class in the spring of 2017, and this spring, he and his classmates will graduate from high school! Thomas chose to discuss his experience with Waldorf education for a senior assembly at …

Important Community Update

Black Lives Matter chalk mural created by members of our Pride parent affinity group

April 20, 2021 Dear CLWS Community, As our city and nation experience a collective out breath, we pause to acknowledge the tragic loss of the life of George Floyd that is at the center of the Chauvin trial. We also …

Important Update: All Programs Closed Wednesday-Friday

April 19, 2021 Dear CLWS Parents, We are writing to update you on our plans for the remainder of the week. We have been closely following the unfolding events in the Twin Cities. As you know, closing arguments in the …

Important Community Update

April 15, 2021 Dear City of Lakes Waldorf School Parents, As we prepare for the week ahead, we want to first acknowledge the tragic killing of Daunte Wright by a police officer on Sunday in Brooklyn Center. We mourn the …