We Own Our Home!

Today—Monday, November 22, 2021—our school is celebrating a major milestone. Following a capital campaign and with a substantial loan from RSF Social Finance, City of Lakes Waldorf School purchased our historic building in 1999.   We moved into our permanent …

Fostering the Power of Imagination

Courage, Creativity, Imagination, Wonder in Education

To solve the environmental crisis, or any of the other ecological, economic, social and political crises we face, we need to foster the power of imagination in education. Future generations need to be able to imagine a different world. They …

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on November 6

We are pleased to announce that CLWS will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, November 6, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The vaccine clinic is FREE and open to anyone who is eligible for vaccination, which includes anyone who …

Seeking Alumni for the CLWS Super Team Soccer Challenge!

Calling all CLWS alumni! Join us for the annual CLWS Super Team Soccer Challenge, featuring alumni, teachers, staff, and parents challenging the 7th-8th grade soccer team to a fun game of fierce and friendly competition in the game of soccer …

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 …