The art and science of imagination

Songs & Storytime Free Preschool Class—Saturday, February 11, 10am

Songs & Storytime Free Preschool Class Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m. Children 2 to 5 years old are invited to Da Vinci Waldorf School to play, enjoy some circle games, and hear a story told with handcrafted table puppets. This is a free event! Please register by calling (847)5

Christmas Pageant 12/21/2016

We had our annual Christmas pageant on Wednesday, and it was a beautiful and special experience. Throughout the seasons there are festivals of many kinds that are traditionally taken up in Waldorf schools. During this darkest time of year, people of all faiths ceremoniously lean into

Santa Lucia 12/13/2016

Our Santa Lucia celebration was Tuesday, December 13th. As is our tradition, the oldest girl at Da Vinci Waldorf School led the procession. Santa Lucia was an Italian saint from the island of Sicily. She is the complement to St. Nicholas during this time of Advent, representing Divine

Advent Garden 12/12/2016

Advent Garden  Advent Garden, a special experience for early childhood through third grade students, was held Monday, December 12th. Advent, a time of waiting and becoming, is perhaps the favorite and most precious time of year for children. There is much warmth, anticipation, and lov

Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia—Tuesday, December 13th Third of three in-school celebrations of divine wisdom & love Santa Lucia was an Italian saint from the island of Sicily. Santa Lucia is the complement to St. Nicholas during this time of Advent. Santa Lucia represents Divine Love and comes to th

Advent Garden

Advent Garden—Monday, December 12th Second of three in-school celebrations of divine wisdom & love The Advent Garden is a special experience we offer for our preschool through third grade students. While the experience is meant for children and their teachers only, parents are wel

St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day—Tuesday, December 6th First of three in-school celebrations of divine wisdom & love St. Nicholas of Patara was a third century Bishop of Myra (near the present day village of Demre in Asia Minor). He left anonymous offerings to the poor in their shoes or stockings

Holiday Market—Thanks!

The Holiday Market was a resounding success!  Our turnout was excellent, our spirits high, and our joy abounding. Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who came out to spend the day making merry while supporting our school. Thanks to Jen Nichols for the incredible amount of ti

Martinmas—Grades Lantern Walk 11/10/2016

Martinmas—Grades Lantern Walk 11/10/2016 Our annual Martinmas Lantern Walk was held yesterday, Thursday, November 10th, for all grades students. Children and their families met in their respective classrooms to hear a story and/or song from their teachers before lighting their lantern

Harvest Festival: Recap & Photos

A big thank you to all the wonderful parents, family and friends of the DVWS community for making this year’s Harvest Festival a success! Rain did not stop our community from showing up and having fun making caramel apples, watching blacksmithing demonstrations, decorating pumpk