The art and science of imagination

Festivals and Events

Upcoming Events
 Da Vinci Waldorf School Tour and Orientation
Wednesday, January 14, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

See Ongoing Events, below, for description.


Puppets & Play!
Saturday, January 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


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Children 2 to 5 years old and their parents are invited to Da Vinci Waldorf School on Saturday morning to play, enjoy some circle games, and watch a puppet show.  This is a FREE event!  Space is limited, so please pre-register at (847) 526-1372 or

Education Alternatives Panel Discussion
 Monday, January 26, 7:00 pm
At Barrington Library.

Celebrate School Choice Week (January 24-30) by attending a panel discussion to learn about alternatives to public education in our area.  This evening will be co-hosted by Da Vinci Waldorf School and Creative Learning Montessori School, and will feature panelists from these two schools as well St. Anne’s Catholic School and a home schooling parent.  Bring your questions and learn!  This event is open to the public, and admission is free. Pre-registration is required.  Please contact Susan Love at (847)526-1372 or to register.

Curriculum Night: Waldorf Education–the Right Thing at the Right Time, Grades 1-4
Thursday, February 5, 7:00 pm

Are you looking for a better choice for your child’s education? Do you want something more relevant, richer, more engaging, a place where your child will not only learn, but love the process? Join us to learn how Waldorf education integrates fine arts, practical arts, music, movement and world languages with academics in the early elementary grades. Discover the wisdom of the Waldorf curriculum. Why bring all four math processes in 1st grade? Why wait until 4th grade to learn fractions and reading music? Why fables in 2nd grade and farming in 3rd? Join us to learn more. The public is welcomed to this free, adult-only event. Pre-registration is required (847)526-1372 or

Songs and Stories Under a Summer Sky
Sunday, June 28, 4:00 p.m.
Featuring Illinois Storyteller Jim May!
Hosted by Da Vinci Waldorf School
Enjoy an evening of stories and song around a campfire as we celebrate summer!
This evening will feature Da Vinci’s own faculty of storytellers along with Andy Talley and Jim May.

Ongoing Events

Da Vinci Waldorf School Tour and Orientation

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. as we gather for an inside look at Waldorf education in action. Experience the warmth of our Early Childhood classrooms.   Watch the lively engagement of our grade schoolers as they hear or recall the lessons brought by their teacher or work on math skills by jumping rope.  Hear the music the children bring, and page through the textbooks they make by hand.  Learn why Waldorf education at any age is the best preparation for your child’s happiness and success in the future.

Space is limited, so please r.s.v.p. by calling (847)526-1372 or emailing  Because we will be observing in classrooms, other than babies in arms, these are adult-only events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Events
 Annual Benefit
April 25, 2015

Information for the 2014-2015 Annual Benefit are still to come – stay tuned! Visit the Annual Benefit page for the most up to date information.