How Our Hands-on Curriculum Uniquely Engages Students

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 …

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! ReadingAs part of our various reading activities, students “gather” letters/sounds from the fairy tales they are told each day. Sounds, we …

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 …

A Peek into First Grade Distance Learning

By Annikki Bloomquist, 1st Grade Teacher This week the first graders have been wrapping up their block on Nature Studies and literacy. Throughout the block the children have been encouraged and asked to observe a budding tree as its leaves …

7th Grade Poetry

By Jessica Crawford, 7th Grade Teacher On the eve of May Day, the 7th grade students shared their poetry with their parents and teachers at a Zoom Poetry Reading Evening. The students were very poised and presented their work beautifully—both a poem by …

Second Grade Math Discoveries

By Darcie Steeves, 2nd Grade Teacher “My mother made a chocolate cake! How many eggs did it take? 9, 18, 27, 36…” Do you remember jumping rope as a child along to some sort of rhyme? Maybe you started with …

Autumn Festival: A Celebration of Courage

Throughout the year, our school celebrates festivals to connect us with the cycle of nature, establish a yearly rhythm for the children, and strengthen our community. The first festival celebrated during the school year is the Autumn Festival. This festival …

Cyber Civics Workshop

Cyber Civics: How to Bring Offline Values to the Online World Are you craving a healthier relationship with technology for you and your family? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused by what’s happening online, and looking for thoughtful guidance? In …

Waldorf Education: A Video Series by Peter Lawton

CLWS faculty member Peter Lawton has created a series of animated video presentations about Waldorf education, including a three-part series that creatively illustrates Waldorf’s holistic and developmental approach to learning. “No other educational program is more true to its own …