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Recap & Photos: Spring Grades Assembly

We came together as a community on Thursday to watch the grade school children as they presented bits and pieces of all they are learning in school. The first and second graders presented a poem on the treasures of the sea, while demonstrating their eurythmy skills. The third graders

¡Una Fiesta FUNdraiser Exitosa!

¡Una Fiesta FUNdraiser Exitosa! (A Successful Fiesta FUNdraiser!) Thanks to the generous contributions and efforts of this dedicated community, the DVWS Raffle and ¡Fiesta FUNdraiser! netted over $40,000 in profit for our school! THANK YOU ALL for selling those raffle tickets and comi

3rd Grade Introduction to Violins

The 3rd grade is off to a great start with their violin block! In Waldorf Schools, we first bring the music from our own body through the voice. As we move up into the grades, the musical experience moves further through our breath as we play our first instrument—the flute. From here,

6th/7th/8th Grades’ Play: “The Velveteen Rabbit”

Class plays in the Waldorf school serve many purposes. Through our annual class plays, beginning in first grade, we build many skills. In the lower grades we recite our plays mostly in unison and through a deep sense of meter. This process of learning is proven to create myelin—a nece

Tour & Observe Da Vinci Waldorf School—Tuesday, May 17, 8:45 a.m.

Tour & Observe Da Vinci Waldorf School Tuesday, May 17, 8:45 a.m. Come tour and observe Waldorf education in action! Experience the warmth of our Early Childhood classrooms. Watch the lively engagement of our grade school students in math, science, and history, taught like you’ve

Spring Grades Assembly 4/28

Thursday, April 28th, 8:45a.m., Wauconda Township Hall, 505 W. Bonner Road All are welcome to join the grade school children and faculty for presentations from each grade school class, and stay for social time afterwards. Come experience first-hand the unique way in which our grade sc

4th & 5th Grades: FIELD Trip!

Our fourth and fifth grade class enjoyed a visit to the Field Museum in Chicago on Monday, February 29th. Relaxing on a dinosaur’s thigh bone!  

3rd Grade Holi Celebration

Holi is a spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the festival of colors. The third graders celebrated on Thursday, March 24th, using special, non-toxic paint to creatively paint themselves, as per tradition. Fun was had by all!  

Early Childhood Field Trip

On March 21, the Early Childhood classes embarked on a field trip to Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. The children enjoyed feeding cows,  feeding chickens, petting horses, climbing trees, learning about farm life, tapping maple trees for sap, and taking in the great outdoors

3rd Grade Smoothie-and-Granola Fundraiser

This past Friday, the third grade held a Smoothie-and-Granola Fundraiser. The class is currently in a measurement block—with a focus on time, size, weight and amount. As both cooking and farming are also a major part of the third grade curriculum, the class decided to raise funds for