Early Childhood

Imaginative play, artistic expression and extended contact with the natural world are at the center of our Early Childhood Program.

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Grades 1-8

A vigorous education that inspires creative minds to solve the problems of a complex tomorrow

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Reverence and Revolution

What makes Madison Waldorf School different than public school or other private schools? Here are some common questions answered.

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“If you want to see what children can do, stop giving them things.”–Norman Douglas

Well that statement flies in the face of everything that is happening. In the week of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and pressure to get wish lists out to loved ones, here are a few suggestions to help nurture yourself and your little (or not so little) ones this season.

1. Unplug. Turn off the screen and take a walk after dinner. Don’t listen to the radio in the car. Don’t check Facebook,Twitter or e-mails every second. Step away from Pinterest.

2. Give the children your time. Instead of a trip to the mall, make cookies with your children. Ask a grandparent to share a story of their holidays. Write a silly play or make up riddles or read a book together.

3. Help. Shovel a neighbors side walk. If you don’t have snow, buy some chalk and chalk draw happy messages to friends, neighbors and strangers. Call up the animal shelter and see if they need help. Call a retirement home and see if they need help. Go and do outside your comfort zone to realize that we have so much to be grateful for.

4. Get religion. Go to church. Or Temple. Or the Forest. Whatever invigorates your spirit, make a point of doing it. The more fanfare and candles the better. Or maybe a quiet ski in the woods.

And wait for Winter Festival 2014. (Shameless plug)

Winter Festival 2014

Upcoming Events

Events on December 1, 2014
Waldorf Makers Guild
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: school kitchen!
Description: Come be creative and have fun with other parents
School Resumes
Time: 8:30 am - 3:25 pm