In the News: The Importance of Intrinsic Motivation

Research has shown that motivation flourishes when students feel autonomous, supported and competent. According to the New York Times, “Intrinsic motivation is the one [motivation type] that tends to be prized in educational circles, and with good reason. It is …

Why We Prioritize the Student-Teacher Relationship

“Waldorf education is…knowing that my daughter is being taken care of on many levels. It’s a bit like having another branch of parenting happening when she walks through those doors.” –CLWS Parent At City of Lakes Waldorf School, teaching goes …

Important Grade School Update

December 30, 2020 Dear CLWS Grades Families, This communication provides you with information regarding our learning model for the next eight weeks, beginning with our return to school on Monday, January 11. It outlines a phased transition to more in-person …

Store by the Door Holiday Gift Guide

We love helping you find the perfect gifts for your little (and not so little) ones, and even though we can’t walk all of you through our selection, we can bring you some highlights right here! These are a few …

A Peek Into First Grade

By Peter Lawton, First Grade Teacher First grade is all about the traditional four ‘R’s—reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic, and regulation! Reading As part of our various reading activities, students “gather” letters/sounds from the fairy tales they are told each day. Sounds, …

Waldorf Community of Color Affinity Group

The Waldorf Community of Color Affinity Group, facilitated by Christina More, parent at the Green Meadow Waldorf School, has been created for Waldorf community members to share and support each other in racial conversations. This affinity group is open to …

Important Grade School Update

November 17, 2020 Dear CLWS Grades Families, I want to begin by acknowledging our collective accomplishment in completing almost 12 weeks of in person learning during a global pandemic. Gratefully, we have had 0 positive cases among students and staff …

Pentathlon Reflections

On Thursday, September 24 our sixth grade students participated in a unique Pentathlon event as a culmination of their studies of Ancient Greece that typically takes place in the spring of their fifth grade year. We are proud of all …

Join Our Safe Start Campaign

Dear City of Lakes Waldorf School Community, We are two weeks away from welcoming our beloved students back to the school building for the first time in more than five months. School administration and faculty, with the leadership of our …

Return to School Update: Scenario Plan for the Start of School

(Updated August 3, 2020) City of Lakes Waldorf School is committed to providing a Waldorf educational experience in a caring learning environment that is developmentally appropriate, well-rounded, and experiential for students, which allows them to grow academically, physically, socially, and …