The Ithaca Waldorf School opens its doors to new visitors and the families of IWS students alike, offering an opportunity to tour the classrooms and meet the teachers from Early Childhood through the grades. Sample student work will be on display, from their main lessons in all subjects, including maths, sciences, handwork, Spanish, and Farm as well as arts and literature.
Our administrative team will also be on hand and happy to answer Admissions questions.
Join the IWS faculty for an evening of sharing about some of the hands-on experiences brought to the students from Early Childhood through the grades. This year’s Curriculum Night offers an opportunity to ‘be a student’ and learn how your child learns here at the Ithaca Waldorf School. Many parents have questions about Waldorf pedagogy and how it ‘looks’ in the classroom. This is your chance to see this philosophy in action and ask the teachers themselves how they bring their understanding of the whole child into every lesson.
Miss Karen will present a painting lesson as it is brought to children in the EC classes.
Ms Meehan will guide us along the musical stepping stones through the grades – no previous musical experience required!
Mrs Myers will lead a copper craft, and explain its implications to her middle school students’ understanding of maths and science.
Several IWS alumni will join the event to talk about their transitions to local middle or high schools, as well as reflect on the impact of a Waldorf education on their growth as students and as citizens of the world!
Warm greetings and welcome to 2019! This year marks the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education worldwide, and the IWS community can anticipate a year of abundance: of space and students, of art and learning, and more than anything else, of spirit. IWS is in a position to share the abundance this year with more than $42,000 available to new families in the form of Tuition Assistance.
And so, infused with this spirit, we are launching Early Bird Enrollment. Families enrolling by February 15th, 2019 will receive a $150 discount from their tuition payment.
Join us for a workshop and discussion based on the keynote lecture by Michael D'Aleo, in collaboration with the Namgyal Monastery.
Join us for a lecture with Michael D'Aleo on the topic of Physics, Buddhism and Anthroposophy!
Early Childhood (AM) Grades (PM). The Winter Spiral Festival features a quiet, evening walk through a “winter garden” constructed of pine boughs laid out on the floor in a large spiral pattern and decorated with hidden handmade objects and treasures from the natural world.