The rich Waldorf curriculum integrates rigorous, classical academics with hands-on and artistic experiences, all tailored to the changing needs and interests of the growing child from ages 7 to 14. Learn more about Da Vinci Waldorf's Grade School
Join us for artisan shopping, delicious food, hot coffee, live music, fun activities for kids & more. Children of all ages will especially enjoy our Kindermarket, where they may purchase holiday surprises for the special people in their lives. Little ones will love our Puppet Show! Invite your friends and family for a unique holiday shopping experience!
Community Enrichment Evening: "The Adolescent: The Mask & The Butterfly"
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.
Adolescence can be a trying time for both children and their parents, especially in the high speed culture that we find ourselves in today. Presenter Elizabeth Gantner will speak from a Waldorf-inspired philosophy about what children are going through, and how we can help them navigate through this difficult time in their journey through life. Adults only. Open to the community. Elizabeth Gantner comes to us from Four Winds Waldorf in Warrenville, IL, where she is a 22-year veteran of Waldorf education and current 7th/8th Grade teacher.
A curriculum created for your child's age and stage of development means the content will naturally engage his interest. This combined with the unique Waldorf teaching approach that integrates the arts, movement, and hands-on activities with classical academics, small classes with exceptional teachers, and plenty of time outdoors will encourage your child's love of school.
Your child will be loved and known
Our teachers stay with their students from year to year through the grades, allowing relationships to build over time and letting teachers know each child as an individual. Beginning in 1919, Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, designed it this way to facilitate the ideal that the teachers would love each of their students. Every teacher in our small school also knows and cares about every student here.
"My daughter graduated from this school. It's not an exaggeration to say that enrolling her at Da Vinci in the middle of 4th grade changed the course of her life and the life of our entire family. She had NOT been getting what she desperately needed and hungered for from the local public schools despite ALL my involvement and pro-active work. At Da Vinci Waldof School, creative and independent thinkers are encouraged and rigorous academics are applied. Today I'm glad to report my daughter has grown into a strong, smart, motivated, caring, creative-thinker, problem-solver. Her future is branching off into many compassionate paths. It's wonderful to watch her infectious excitement about which way to go next. She has a confidence that goes way beyond her age. I know it's in part because of the foundation supplied her via her excellent Waldorf education."
My son is in the 3rd grade at Da Vinci Waldorf and is new to the school this year. He has transitioned wonderfully. He enjoys school and looks forward to going each day. At the end of the day he gets in the car and seems as “fresh” as he did when I dropped him off in the morning. He is not tired or overwrought and seems genuinely happy. I am very glad we chose Da Vinci Waldorf for him, and we are planning on sending our two daughters next year. Thanks, Da Vinci Waldorf , for doing what you do!
Tom & Chris M., Libertyville
Da Vinci Waldorf is am amazing school!!! I have children from 11-26.. and I have been involved in many different schools… never have I wanted to turn back the clock so that I could start all over.. the way children are taught in this wonderful school blows me away!!! They are truly teaching the whole child…
Suzanne D., Parent
We have 2 children in the grades and 1 in preschool and are so pleased with the education and environment. The children are happy, content and want to go to school each day! The teachers are wonderful in who they are and as educators. I love recommending this school; it is the type of education I wish I could have had myself!
Chris M., Parent
Da Vinci Waldorf School is a wonderful little school in Wauconda, IL. It was a difficult decision to move our 3 children out of public school, but we have never regretted it. The children are much more relaxed and creative. They actually like to learn.
"We can build optimism by validating children’s efforts, even in the face of failure. Look for what went right and point it out to your child. Also, do not focus solely on the outcome, but help your child examine the steps. " ...