Waldorf

Waldorf: The Pioneer of Progressive Education

October 25, 2016

Marin Waldorf

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Waldorf School.

Did you know that Waldorf is the fastest growing educational model in the world, with over 250 schools in the US alone? Come see why at Marin Waldorf’s FLUID Open House on Saturday, November 5. With more and more schools beginning to integrate Waldorf’s experiential learning model into their curriculum, it is clear that the mission to raise happy, healthy children from the inside out is making a huge impact.

For over 40 years Marin Waldorf School has served families with an education that nurtures family life, fosters social and environmental awareness, and delivers academic and artistic excellence.

Holiday Fun at this Sunday's San Francisco Waldorf School Winter Fair

December 2, 2015

San Francisco Waldorf School Winter FairMarin Mommies presents at sponsored shout out from San Francisco Waldorf School.

We are honored to invite you to our annual Winter Fair as we celebrate 36 years of Waldorf Education in San Francisco!

Winter Fair will be Sunday, December 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. The fair is on the block of San Francisco Waldorf Grade School, at 2938 Washington Street, San Francisco.

Come spend the day at our festive Grade School campus and find fun for the whole family. There are lots of fun things to do the entire day, including:

  • Puppet shows, games and crafts
  • Castle Quest—A challenge even for older Heroes!
  • Fairy House and Cookie House

New Storytelling Series at Marin Waldorf School

November 11, 2014

Marin Waldorf School Storytelling SeriesDo you and your kids love a great story? Come to Marin Waldorf School on Tuesday afternoons for their new Storytelling Series!

Stories are presented by Marin Waldorf's preschool and kindergarten faculty, and take place in the school's warm and welcoming classrooms. Stories are appropriate for children ages 3 to 6. Best of all, this program is open to the public and free of charge!

Storytelling Series programs take place from 3:30 to 4 pm on the following Tuesdays: November 11 and December 16, 2014 and January 16, February 3, and March 24, 2015. Please arrive early, as stories begin promptly at 3:30 pm. The first story, on November 11, is A Caterpillar's Voice.

Marin Waldorf School is located at 755 Idylberry Road in the Lucas Valley–Marinwood area of San Rafael. To get there, take Highway 101 to the Lucas Valley Road exit and head west on Lucas Valley Road. Turn right onto Miller Creek Road, then left onto Idylberry Road. Marin Waldorf School will be on your left.

Marin Waldorf School Open House

January 12, 2011

Marin WaldorfMarin Waldorf School in San Rafael is holding an open house on Saturday, January 15 from 10 am to noon. Marin Waldorf offers preschool through 8th grade. At Marin Waldorf, they celebrate academic excellence, cultivate artistic expression, and help their students develop life-long practical skills. Check out their eleven acres, two preschool classrooms, two kindergarten classrooms, eight large classrooms, a new library, music room, two playgrounds, playing fields, woods, organic garden, woodshop, and outdoor amphitheatre.

Marin Waldorf School is located at 755 Idylberry Road in Marinwood area of San Rafael. Please try to arrive promptly at 10 am as there is a schedule of events you won’t want to miss. After you settle your child into the free childcare in the preschool room, the campus tour starts at approximately 10:15 am, followed by a teacher-led Waldorf orientation, then an alumni panel. For more info, email nickbroad@marinwaldorf.org, call (415) 479-8190, or visit www.marinwaldorf.org.

Learn About Waldorf Education

November 8, 2010

Waldorf classroomWant to learn more about the Waldorf Education? Greenwood School in Mill Valley presents a talk by Eugene Schwartz on Tuesday, November 9 from 7–9 pm at Mill Valley's Masonic Hall. Schwartz, a graduate of Columbia University, has thirty years of teaching experience as both a class teacher and an educator of Waldorf teachers. His talk, “The Heart of Education,” shows how the cultivation of “emotional intelligence” through stories and games, art and science, social interactions and academic rigor, gives the Waldorf student the gift of a lifelong love of learning.

Schwartz will focus on some important turning points in children’s lives—particularly at ages 7, 9, and 12—so that we may experience for ourselves how Waldorf education speaks to the heart of the child. RSVP requested—(415) 388-0495 or info@greenwoodschool.org. Greenwood School is an independent preschool and K–8 school located in the heart of Mill Valley. The Masonic Hall is located at 19 Corte Madera Avenue in Mill Valley.

New Preschool at Greenwood School for Fall 2010

February 15, 2010

Greenwood SchoolMill Valley's Greenwood School has announced the opening of its new preschool for fall 2010. Greenwood School will offer a Waldorf-inspired preschool program for children ages 3–5 where students are provided with a secure, caring, and structured home-like environment to begin their school years. This newly established preschool program will offer an early childhood experience where teachers create a safe and meaningful classroom community in which children hear stories, see puppet shows, sing, bake bread, make soup, learn to make beautiful and useful things, explore nature, build houses and structures out of natural materials, and celebrate seasonal festivals.

Two-, three-, and five-day programs are available as well as afternoon care from 12:30 to 5:30 pm. Applications are now being accepted for September 2010, and children may enroll at any time during the year if space is available. Enrollment is open to all children who are 2 years 9 months to 4 years 6 months by June 1 prior to desired entry.

New Parent-Child Program at Marin Waldorf School

December 2, 2009

Marin Waldorf School in San Rafael is offering a new Parent-Child program starting December 3. If you want to learn more about the Waldorf approach to parenting principles, this is a good way to try it out and get acquainted. These are warm and inviting gatherings, filled with a spirit of play, community, and love for the parenting journey.

Each meeting also includes open discussion about parenting and how Waldorf ideas can support parents and provide skills to nurture their relationship with their child.

  • Special Season Session for Young Toddlers
    December 3, 10 and 17
    Thursdays 9 to 10:30 am
    Session fees: $75
  • Pre-crawlers to Crawlers
    Thursdays, January 7–April 1 and April 22–June 10, 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Babies and Pregnancy, for Pregnancy and Infants
    Fridays, January 8–April 2 and April 23–June 11
    11 am to 12:30 pm
    Session fees: winter $275, spring $185
  • Young Toddlers, walking up to 2 years of age.
    Fridays, January 8–April 2 and April 23–June 11, 9 am–10:30 am
    Session fees: winter $275 • spring $185
  • Older Toddlers, 20 months to 3 ½ years.
    Thursdays, January 7–April 1 and April 22–June 10
    9 to 11 am or Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Session fees: winter $300, spring $200

For more info, call Barbra Rosen (415) 479.8190 ext. 147 or go to www.marinwaldorf.org.

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