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Register NOW for MWS Summer Day Camp

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Summer is here and it’s time for summer day camp season! MWS summer camp is a great way for your child to spend a week or a month in a media free, nurturing and active environment. Space is limited.summerc


Eurythmy for Adults Tomorrow!

eurythmyOur next Eurythmy for Adults workshop is tomorrow!

Professionally trained eurythmist Lynn Stull is leading several eurythmy workshops in for interested adults at the Madison Waldorf School, focusing specifically on the underlying question, “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?” The next workshop is Saturday, January 25, at 9 AM, and we hope you will join us.

Eurythmy shoes will be provided, as will other materials. No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

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.

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


January Waldorf Wed Tomorrow

kidsplayingSaving Our Children: A Mindful Approach to One Planet Thriving
Wednesday, January 22 at 7 PM
Join us tomorrow evening when psychologist Dr. Donal MacCoon will discuss how to maximize sustainable well-being and ensure mental and physical health amidst the unpredictable changes of a complex world. MacCoon describes some of psychological principles involved in this approach to well-being, and draws on solutions ranging from a scientific and cultural project called “Open Source Life Design,” to solutions being modeled by pioneering communities throughout the world to promote a greater understanding  of life design with the goal of thriving on one planet’s worth of resources.
See you tomorrow!


Open House Saturday, January 18th

Grades6Madison Waldorf School Open House
Saturday, January 18, 10 AM – 12 PM
6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI, 53711

Madison Waldorf School invites you to discover the difference of a Waldorf education this Saturday at our open house. We will be offering tours of the school, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about our early childhood and grades programs.

The Waldorf educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with an intellectually rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound intellectual reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

Come and find out how Waldorf education inspires a lifelong love of learning!


Open House Saturday, November 16

Grades6Madison Waldorf School Open House
Saturday, November 16th, 10 AM – 12 PM
6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI, 53711

Madison Waldorf School invites you to discover the difference of a Waldorf education this Saturday at our open house. We will be offering tours of the school, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about our early childhood and grades programs.

The Waldorf educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with an intellectually rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound intellectual reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

Come and find out how Waldorf education inspires a lifelong love of learning!


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.


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.


Open House Saturday!

Madison Waldorf School Open House
Saturday, January 19th, 10 AM – 12 PM
6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI, 53711

Madison Waldorf School invites you to discover the difference of a Waldorf education this Saturday at our open house. We will be offering tours of the school, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about our early childhood and grades programs.

The Waldorf educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with an intellectually rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound intellectual reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

Come and find out how Waldorf education inspires a lifelong love of learning!

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -W.B. Yeats


Winter Festival Photos

Check out this slide show from our awesome Winter Festival yesterday

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A Wholesome, Magical Winter Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come celebrate the magic of the winter season at Madison Waldorf School’s Annual Winter Festival, Saturday, Dec. 8th from  11 AM – 4 PM. This is one of our most beloved events, and every year we welcome members of the general public to join us for traditional Waldorf puppet plays, crafts for and activities for both young and older children, our wonderful Winter Magic Room – a kid-only holiday shopping environment – the Black Forest Dragon Maze,local artisan vendors, wholesome hot food, delicious desserts, live music, and more.  If you have not attended Madison Waldorf School’s Winter Festival, be sure to stop by and see why this become a favorite tradition for families in Madison!

More information, including the most up-to-date performance schedule, can be found here on our Web site.


Join us for one of our Eurythmy Workshops!

Eurythmy is an expressive art movement developed by Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf School movement. Eurhythmy is a physical exercise which connects language with movement and music, encouraging confidence, emotional maturity and a deeper appreciation for the world around us.

Professionally trained euthrythmist Lynn Stull will be leading workshops in eurythmy for interested adults at the Madison Waldorf School on the following dates:

Saturday, November 10th, 9 – 10:15 AM, $15
Eurythmy for Adults Workshop: Beauty
Learn how to practice and carry the soul qualities of beauty into our everyday lives.

For this event, please REGISTER HERE

Saturday, December 15th, 9 – 10:15 AM, $15
Eurythmy for Adults Workshop: Stress Reduction
Learn how to use eurythmy to reduce stress and keep a sense of humor during the holiday season.

For this event, please  REGISTER HERE

Eurythmy shoes will be provided, as will other materials. No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Cost: $15 per workshop, drop-ins welcome, however space is limited – please register at the links above.


Open House March 3!

Madison Waldorf School invites you to come find out how Waldorf education inspires a lifelong love of learning

Saturday, March 3
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Madison Waldorf School is hosting our final open house on Saturday, March 3rd,  from 10 am – 12 pm. Prospective families and curious parties are warmly invited to attend. 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 educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with a rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

 


Madison Waldorf Open House 2/11

Madison Waldorf School invites you to come find out how Waldorf education inspires a lifelong love of learning

Saturday, February 11th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison Waldorf School
6510 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI 53704

Madison Waldorf School is hosting a monthly open house on Saturday, February 11th, from 10 am – 12 pm. Prospective families and curious parties are warmly invited to attend. 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 educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with a rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

For more information, call or email (608) 270-9005 or info@madisonwaldorf.org.


Screening of “The Greenhorns” tonight!

Madison Waldorf School is co-hosting a film screening of “The Greehorns: The New Farmers in America” 7 pm at the Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road in Fitchburg.

“The Greenhorns: New Farmers in America,” is a new film by Severine von Tscharner Fleming. It will be shown free of charge, and after the film Roger Cohee, the chair of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee of the City of Fitchburg, will give a brief explanation of their new program matching would-be farmers with landowners who will rent land to them. There will also be small group discussions led by representatives from all the groups sponsoring this event, (MACSAC: Madison Area Community Supported Agriculure Coalition, Madison Waldorf School, Sustain Dane, Trautman Family Farm, and Voss Organics) to give you a chance to explore the topics that the film brings up. The program will end by 8:50 p.m.

 


Open House Tomorrow (1/21)

Saturday, Jan. 21
Monthly Open House @ Madison Waldorf School
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Madison Waldorf School is hosting the first of our monthly open houses tomorrow, Saturday, January 21st from 10 am – 12 pm. Prospective families and curious parties are warmly invited to attend one of our monthly open houses. 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 educational philosophy is committed to nurturing the whole human. Our curriculum integrates arts and movement with an intellectually rigorous academic education to foster artistic expression, critical thinking, problem solving, athletic judgment, and sound intellectual reasoning. Waldorf graduates are creative and ethically aware young people intellectually prepared for the most demanding colleges, and eager to engage with the world around them. Waldorf pedagogy nurtures healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically.

Come and find out how Waldorf education inspires a lifelong love of learning!

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -W.B. Yeats



The Journey of Childhood – Thursday, 1/12

Thursday, January 12
Informative Presentation @ 7pm
The Journey of Childhood: Meeting the Needs of our Children through the Stages of Development

Madison Waldorf School
6510 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI 53711

Waldorf schools provide a detailed, richly artistic curriculum that responds to and enhances the child’s developmental phases, from early childhood through high school.  However, what are the phases of childhood?  How can the needs of the child be addressed by parents and educators alike?  Join us at the Madison Waldorf School on Thursday, January 12 at 7pm, for an informative talk with Corinne Lorian on the developing child. Corinne Lorian is a master Waldorf teacher, with experience in both the early childhood and grade school.  Currently a grades teacher at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Corinne was also a founding teacher at Tamarack Waldorf School.  She has also taught at The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor and other schools.


Waldorf Winter Festival Saturday 12/10

Waldorf Winter Festival Is Coming to Town Saturday, December 10th!

Our second annual Waldorf Winter Festival which will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Madison Waldorf School. This event is open to our community, as well as the larger Madison community. This year’s festival will include:

  • Puppet Show & Storytelling
  • Musical Performances
  • Craft Making & Children’s Activities
  • Handmade Gifts & Wreath Sale
  • Wholesome Food & Desserts
  • Warm Drinks & a Bonfire

We hope to see you there!

Please contact Christa Bruhn if you have any questions.