The art and science of imagination

5th Grade Pentathlon

The study of ancient civilizations in 5th grade culminates in ancient Greece. As part of this study, the students learn discus throwing, javelin throwing, long jump, Greek wrestling, and relay foot racing in their movement education classes. They then join other 5th grade classes from

3rd Grade Farm Trip

Last week the third grade traveled to Angelic Organics in Caledonia, IL for a three day camping adventure. We tended plants and animals on the farm and learned about sustainable, organic farming practices. This trip is paramount to the third grade curriculum as it dives into the study

Da Vinci Waldorf Summer Camps: Choose from 14 camps—June 20–July 22!

Online Registration Open! Register by June 15th for an early discount! Summer Camp 2016 This year we are offering FIVE weeks of camp, June 20-July 22! There are summer camp offerings for children of all ages, offering a positive social experience where storytelling, music, hiking, han

May Faire—Reawaken, Reconnect & Rejoice!

On May 14th we joyously celebrated the return of the sun to our Northern climate with a public festival full of dancing, nature-inspired crafts, games, and live music at our annual May Faire! Da Vinci Waldorf School celebrates many festivals throughout the year, each full of meaning a

Minerology & Geology

6th and 7th graders studying and analyzing rocks from Illinois during their Mineralogy & Geology block.

Two eyes are better than one!

Our 8th graders are studying the eye and vision. In this experiment they learned that depth perception is improved significantly with binocular vision.

Early Childhood Wonder

What a JOY it is to provide the space for children to truly free-play and explore their natural world! Watch the video—I dare you not to smile!  

4th & 5th Grades—North American Geography

Our 4th and 5th graders recently completed in-depth state reports as part of their North American Geography block. Much more than a simple report, this was a multi-layered learning experience that included the use of research to write a paper, learning how to grid and draw maps, use o

Da Vinci Waldorf School Music Festival

DVWS Music Festival, May 1st, 2016 Video: Our 6th, 7th & 8th Graders Perform “Thuma Mina” As the teacher of music at Da Vinci Waldorf School, I am always intrigued to see what the work of our classes together will become. As I often say at class meetings, we are not so

Farm & Garden News

The chicks the third graders have so loving raised have now officially moved to their coop outside.  Ms. DuRocher’s 3rd grade class did a marvelous job getting them to this crucial point! All grades have done a wonderful job  planting seed (leeks, marigolds, peas, beans and more