The art and science of imagination

Festivals and Events

Upcoming Events
Puppets & Play!
Monday, October 20, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

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Children 2 to 5 years old are invited to Da Vinci Waldorf School on Monday 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

Holiday Market
November 22, 2014,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us to usher in the holiday season and get your shopping done! The Holiday Market will feature hand-made toys, jewelry, accessories, ceramics, and many other works by local artisans. Other highlights include a used book sale, candle-dipping and other children’s activities, a Kindermarket where children can shop for handmade gifts for parents, a supervised “wonderland” where children can play while you shop, live music, free coffee, delicious homemade food, treats, and specialty coffee drinks.

The Holiday Market is open to the public, and admission is free.

Visit the Holiday Market page for the most up to date information.

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.

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.