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Documentary Screening @ Tomorrow’s Waldorf Wednesday!

Grades6Considering Waldorf, a documentary film screening
Wednesday,
October 23 @ 7 PM

We are beginning our monthly Waldorf Wednesday lecture and film series tomorrow with a screening of the film Considering Waldorf.  This is the first true documentary ever filmed about Waldorf education. It is significant as Waldorf education approaches its 100th anniversary, and its schools and methodologies are more widely known and practiced than ever. Waldorf methods are practiced not only in the independent schools in which they originated, but also in public school and home school settings. This film examines its successes and its achievements, but also look squarely at the controversies that swirl around Waldorf schools.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night, please consider bringing a friend who is curious about Waldorf Education!

Eurythmy for Adults this Saturday!

Join us for our next Eurythmy for Adults workshop Saturday! Eurythmy is an expressive art movement that connects language with movement and music, and encourages confidence, emotional maturity and a deeper appreciation for the world around us. Saturday we will explore the elements of eurythmy while developing the theme: “How do I open my heart to receiving strength from the spiritual world in today’s busy and stressful culture, both in personal and group endeavors?” This workshop is lead by trained eurythmist Lynn Stull.

Cost: $15 per workshop, drop-ins welcome, however space is limited – please register in advance to reserve a spot by calling our office at (608) 270-9005.

What we will provide: *eurythmy shoes (most sizes) *eurythmy copper rods *spheres

Click here for more information on eurythmy, and the full schedule of 2013-14 Eurythmy for Adults Workshops at Madison Waldorf School.

Discover the difference of a Waldorf Kindergarten

DSC_0210The teaching method in a Waldorf kindergarten is quite different from most other mainstream education approaches in the United States. Like other Waldorf schools, our early childhood program at Madison Waldorf School is focused on the developmental needs  of our students, and designed to encourage purposeful joy.

DSC_0225Imaginative play, artistic expression and extended contact with the natural world are at the center of our Early Childhood Program. Our program is structured around daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms that encourage the child’s social, emotional, and intellectual development, laying the foundation for inspired lifelong learning. Our kindergarten teachers create a warm, naturally beautiful environment in a home-like setting.

DSC_0299Days allow ample time for indoor and outdoor play. Children benefit from participating in purposeful tasks throughout their daily schedule, such as cooking, cleaning, gardening, washing, and more. Circle time allows young children to participate in seasonal verses, songs, stories, and games. Our kindergarten students grow and develop through exposure to artistic offerings, such as puppet plays, live music, drawing, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, and simple handwork. This daily schedule encourages the development of balance, coordination, and important gross and fine-motor skills,  while supporting the child’s imagination, sense of wonder for the world, and reverence for life.

We offer tours of our school Monday through Friday, please call our office at (608) 270-9005 to set up a time to visit, and discover the difference of a Waldorf kindergarten.

Let the bidding begin!

onlineauctionMWS’s 2nd Annual Online Auction is OPEN and will be until 11pm April 26th. Be sure to check it out daily as new and very awesome items will be uploaded each and everyday. This is one of our school’s most successful fundraisers, and we have so many awesome items for you to bid on!

Go here to our live Online Auction!

To Celebrate Spring our auction sponsor, Michael Fields Institute has donated 4 spaces for:
Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture
April 20th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, hands-on activities include preparation-making, plant observations, and applications to compost and fields.
Course level: Beginner
Instructor(s):  Jim Favreau, Singing Fawn Gardens
and Brian Wickert, Biodynamic Farmer & Viroqua Biodynamic Group member.
This is a $60 value that is yours for only $45 (lunch included)
To reserve your spot, please email ngutknecht@madisonwaldorf.org, or call 354-9706

Open House Tomorrow!

Grades6Open House Tomorrow @ 10 AM
Prospective families and curious parties are warmly invited to attend our open house this Saturday. We will be offering tours of the school, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about our early childhood and grade programs.

The Waldorf Way, education as an art…
Founded in Germany in 1919 by philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the Waldorf curriculum has endured as one of the richest education methods in the world. Every lesson at Madison Waldorf is guided by a dynamic relationship between teacher and student. Our curriculum integrates art and movement with a rigorous academic education in order to foster artistic expression, athletic ability, and problem solving. Whether it be in science or math, language, history, sports or art, our aim is to inspire mastery, compassion, and self-confidence. This approach ensures our students carry a lifelong love of learning throughout their lives.